Portraits

  • Portraits

    Who are you really? What do you show to someone else? To what extent do you hide behind clothing or image? In the series Portraits we see a great diversity of people. In a snapshot they show something of themselves. They have thrown off their masks. Looking straight into the camera, or looking away: what would they think about? Richard Westerhuis is fascinated by humans as a sentient being. Every person consists of the same parts, yet everyone is different. The variation is endless. In doing so, he chooses to portray his models naked. The choice for nude is obvious to him, clothing is too distracting. Without clothes we are suddenly much more the same. Of course there are individual differences, but then suddenly we look much more alike 

    Portraits

    Who are you really? What do you show to someone else? To what extent do you hide behind clothing or image? In the series Portraits we see a great diversity of people. In a snapshot they show something of themselves. They have thrown off their masks. Looking straight into the camera, or looking away: what would they think about? Richard Westerhuis is fascinated by humans as a sentient being. Every person consists of the same parts, yet everyone is different. The variation is endless. In doing so, he chooses to portray his models naked. The choice for nude is obvious to him, clothing is too distracting. Without clothes we are suddenly much more the same. Of course there are individual differences, but then suddenly we look much more alike.