conceptual photography by isolde woudstra conceptual photography by isolde woudstra
dec 28, 2012

conceptual photography by isolde woudstra

from the ‘crossing roads’ series by isolde woudstra, 2012


utrecht-based photographer isolde woudstra manages to capture the eerie hyperrealism of daily life through the medium of photography – taking what exists and twisting it in a way that reveals the peculiarity of human behaviour. woudstra does not interfere with the imagery through digital manipulation – but specially curates a scene that could have been extracted deep from within the human psyche, denoting moments of weakness, fragility, nostalgia and memory. often weaving her interests in cats, occult imagery, and the collective unconscious, woudstra builds an interpretation of the quitodian inversed.






(L) ‘lonneke’(R) ‘one has to learn to be phlegmatic about things going wrong at the office’


    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    art news