In my photographic work I am an autodidact. I use photography to represent certain feelings, like having your own place, borders, where are you coming from, layers in people. I get inspired by transparency in many forms, trees with a human touch, contrasts, metamorphoses, transitoriness, the different rituals people from different cultures use to define a new life, a place etc. (I have a background in anthropology.) I see a lot of beauty and poetry in those rituals. And that’s among others what I want to catch with my camera.
Most of the time I build a setting. I use things like ice or other objects that disappear. The picture is the final product, that’s the only thing that stays. My work consists of many layers. Sometimes you do not see all the layers at first sight. So you need some time to look a little bit longer. That’s what I also find interesting especially in a world where everything is going so fast.
What you see here is an overview of my work, each picture is part of a serie. Do you wanna see more of me? Take a look at http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=tamara+stoevelaar&s=int
If you’re interested in the story behind the different series or if you wanna see the whole series, you can always contact me.
I work with all kinds of cameras, analog and digital.