VANDECAMP & HEESTERBEEK
Dutch photographer duo Patricia Van de Camp and Marc Heesterbeek both work as multidisciplinary artists before combining their skills in 2018 to form the artist duo characterized by their minimalist and intriguing black and white portrait photography. The works of Van de Camp & Heesterbeek start with portrait photography and end with abstraction. Portrait photo’s are carefully deconstructed and assembled back together again. The intent of the photo or the identity of the person portrayed are no longer relevant, there is only the image. As reversed painters they take out the irrelevant details of photography to get to the essence of the image. Every once in a while a fictitious object is added.
The identity and form of the person portrayed are remixed. The result are images where the black and the white live their own lives. The original portrayed persons are still recognizable but are now part of a larger whole; albeit stripped to the existential minimum in a balanced composition.