Maarten van Schaik / Ellen Mandemaker

The photography of Maarten van Schaik is mainly located in the area between man and space, in which especially spaces that are created by man take center stage. He wants to reveal things that most people pass by. His images express a certain stillness. Form, light and abstraction are important visual elements.

The work by Ellen Mandemaker consists of images of the female body and still-lives. In both subjects she wants to show the beauty of the photographed object as being true to nature. She works with form, color and pose, to emphasize the indepency of the object without losing its subtlety. In her photographs she strives for simplicity and intimicy.