IMAGE COURTESY OF ANNELIE VANDENDAEL
www.annelievandendael.com / @annelievandendael
“A few years ago, I began to reconsider how female beauty could be represented by redefining the concepts of what is considered as being beautiful. At that time, in many magazines, women had to be perfect, beautiful and slim. I hate images that are too manipulated! It is my personal goal to show the truly genuine beauty of people, including their imperfections. That’s what gives them their uniqueness. The authenticity of the human body speaks for itself, the faces are an unnecessary impediment. Personalities are revealed through poses, landscapes or colours.”
Editor’s comment: A very creative point of view and composition where the cropping acts to convey a sense of mystery – the viewer doesn’t know what the subject is looking at, what’s below her, or what she’s hanging from. It’s hard to know where she is and what lies in front of her. It feels free, expansive and enigmatic.