2021 / People
Agency / Studio
Judith Minks Photography
I made this portrait in my living room instead of in my studio. This because I have beautiful Northern Lights in my living room. For this I used a net curtain against the window to filter the light. I myself sat with my back against the window while Sera was sitting right in front of me on a stool. Halfway through the room I had stretched a large background cloth. So I had no problems with the sun shining through the back windows.
The use of daylight makes the freckles beautifully visible. The end result is achieved with the dodge and burn technique and a light patina over the b / w.
Minks creates cinematic photos, staged in her studio with elaborately detailed sets of daily life in created interiors, a Hotel room or even a stable with a rather alienated and uneasy quietude. "I have always been fascinated by the still image because you can take the time to discover every detail."
With her rather alienated and uncomfortable images with their immaculately staged lighting and sombre, solitary figures, it becomes clear that Gregory Grewdson and Edward Hopper are both great examples for her. The images Minks creates are based on her own memories, experiences and fantasies.