Bronze 2021 / People / Self-Portrait

Moments In Time

  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Self-Portrait, Silver in People/Portrait
  • Company
    Judith Minks Photography
  • Photographer
    Judith Minks

"Moments in Time" is about my own experiences and memories throughout life, and is thereby a very personal look back on meaningful experiences that formed the person that I am. The main character in each image portrays me in that particular moment. For this series I have built a new decor for each scene in my studio with all the matching props. Every decor has the ethos of the time in which the moment takes place. The specific use of light reinforces this ethos.

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.