What Remains by Aisha Zeijpveld

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Sketches from austrian artist Egon Schiele were the starting point for photographer Aisha Zeijpveld to make the fashion series ‘What remains’. Schiele’s sketches show ‘unfinished’ figures. For ‘What remains’ Aisha translated this way of sketching in her photographs. By cutting out silhouettes in cardboard, she forces her characters in unfamiliar and not self-chosen shapes. Arms and shoulders, in uncomfortable poses, dissolve in their cardboard background. By using optical illusions, dimensions become obscured and the superficial reality is never what it appears to be. (Roos Menkhorst)

This series was nominated and therefore appears in the New Dutch Photography Talent 2012 guide


Photography: Aisha Zeijpveld

Styling: Renske van der ploeg

Model: Dariuz Voltra

Co-creation: Sara Ivanyi

Artefacts: Sara Ivanyi

Make-up/hair: Liselotte van Saarloos

Model: Kelly Alexandre

Co-creation: Judith Veenendaal

Make-up/hair: Charlotte Niketic

Aisha Zeijpveld (1983) obtained her degree at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Living in Amsterdam she works as freelancer for a variety of commercial magazines, while continuously pursuing her personal work. Zeijpveld’s focus on people their nakedness and vulnerability yet simultaneously their potency and pride characterizes her photography. She aims for the absurd, allowing her photographs to be posited on the interface of reality and dream-world, while always maintaining their functionality and clarity.