In the series “Revelations” I show the beauty against the imperfections of the women, in a world where everything centers on perfection. They have the strength to show there vulnerabilities, literally and figuratively and to reveal their stories behind the scars. The uncertainties, the fears and the pain.
These vulnerabilities, but still more, the strength within them move me. It touches me deeply that people are willing to share their stories with me. The scars in the series are decorated with their own imagination. They portray the acceptance of the scars as a symbol of what they have endured. It is an essential part of who they are.
My interest in photography started at a later stage in my life. In 2012 I bought a digital camera and discovered the world of photography. Then, as a self-taught photographer, I developed a passion for portrait photography and in 2016, started my own studio. My heart lies with projects that tell a story and where the narrative of a portrait is central. Over the last two years I have had multiple solo and group-exhibitions, publications and several awards.
Gery ten Broek