Silver 2018 / Portfolio / Personal

Frisson; A Shiver of Pleasure

  • Prizes
    Silver in Portfolio/Personal
  • Photographer
    Berber Theunissen

Berber therefore chooses to shoot those situations on which one she has little grip. Through photography, she creates her own foothold to view her own life more objectively. She has focused her camera on all things affecting her personally during the few years; all the things she loves, but also what makes her vulnerable. She documented moments, feelings and memories in which these intense emotional situations were present or revolving around her. Instead of simply registering, this project became more and more like a quest. A search for her own ultimate satisfaction.

Equipped with her Pentax6x7, Berber shoots portraits, still lives and landscapes. These images are powerful and simultaneously stilled by the simplicity of their composition, their spherical colors, cuts, depth, claire-obscure, close cased shadows and overexposed segments. Her photos are pure, intimate and emotional charged. Berber therefore chooses to shoot those situations on which one she has little grip. Through photography, she creates her own foothold to view her own life more objectively. This highly personal approach is placed directly next to her rese