Jeweled, Intent

PhotographerJustine Tjallinks
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyJustine Tjallinks Photography
City/CountryAmsterdam, Netherlands
Photo DateJuly 7th, 2016
Technical InfoDigital
Entry Description

When I found Anke through social media I was directly taken by her beauty. After my Albino portrait series that I created in 2014 I learned a lot about albinism. Like as an Albino, the way you are perceived and treated is very dependent on where you live in this world. But with the ability to share information more easily we see that a new generation takes shape. They revolt against old believes and make up their own mind about what is accepted and beautiful. We should all treasure this kind of unique beauty. The new generation will see boundaries fade and determine for themselves what is the norm. There is beauty in the unusual. Celebrate different.

About Photographer

Justine Tjallinks (born 1984) is an Amsterdam-based Dutch Photographer and Art-Director. After graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute cum laude, she moved on to work as the Art-Director for L’Officiel Magazine. Whilst being responsible for the aesthetics of the magazine, she realized that she wanted to make her own stories and visions towards beauty and esthetics come to life through photography. Justine does not consider herself a photographer by definition, but an image-maker carefully curating elements to communicate a feeling. That the beholder feels is always her main objective. The emotions in her personal works mirror her own experiences and are then translated to a visual metaphor. Viewing her works will give a sense of intimacy between you and the subject. To achieve this, Justine is always searching for that unique face, and widen the horizons in the way we look at and visualize beauty.