JUDITH MINKS, SHORTLISTED 3RD BIENNIAL’S GRANT
This project is about freckles.
I've been fascinated with freckles since childhood. Only in the
summer I had a few small freckles around the nose but I would
have liked to have so much more freckles. I therefore took every
opportunity to draw them on my face.
In 2012 I shoot a portrait of a girl with a lot of freckles and became
again so fascinated and for that reason I started my large freckle
The question for me was what it is that makes me so fascinated
Probably my slight autistic impact. In my head I'm a chaot. To
create rest in my head I would like to organize everything in my
environment. Unfortunately freckles can’t be ordered. This makes
freckle faces extremely fascinating for me to look at.
In the spring of 2017 I started to shoot the first portrait for my
freckle project. It’s a project with at least150 freckled faces that I
will finish for the end of September 2018.
The portraits are all straight from the front with less of emotion.
The reason is to give full attention to the freckles. The portraits are
b/w with a slight sepia, the last is a reference to my youth.
In all the portraits, you can see my silhouette in the pupils of their
eyes. So I become part of every portrait and all these freckles
become a part of myself.
Between the 40 and 50 portraits will be selected and bundled in a
book. The same portraits will be used for exhibitions, starting end
of spring early summer 2019.
If I’m one of the winners of this edition of the Biennal Grand, I will
use the money for making the book. Meantime I work very hard on
it in close cooperation with Sybren Kuiper a international designer
and Wytze Fopma a high standard bookbinder for special book
projects. This book will not be a standard photo art book it must
be an extraordinary and high-end book in its shape and
appearance. That’s where I’m working on.
That’s why every single dollar is more than welcome.