Elizabeth Alderliesten (Santpoort-Zuid, 1972)
Elizabeth Alderliesten is a Dutch image maker, photography as her main tool. This year she is participating in Le Masterklass with Klavdij Sluban in Paris. In 2019 she took part in an Expert Program with Machiel Botman in Amsterdam. She studied at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam where she graduated in 2019.FRESH EYES Photo selected her as one of the 100 best emerging photography talents in Europe of 2020. She is also featured in GUP New Photo Talent 2020. Her first solo exhibition is postponed due to Covid-19.In her photographs she explores the human tendency to hide and enclose ourselves in our desired environment. For her, our ability to adapt when it comes to social interactions signifies an ongoing metamorphosis of human existence. In her photographs, she uses her subjects to aesthetically portray this process of constant change and adaptation. Her photographs are images in themselves rather than images of something. She sees them as free and poetic visual rhymes that may elicit stories in the viewer’s imagination. The transition from one moment to the next in which the viewer uses his fantasy to feel what the next moment will be.Time is an important factor in her images, but also in her work process. The delay that occurs by mostly shooting images analog, but also the magic the process evokes. Moments of imaginative transformation in which no action takes place.In an intuitive way she collect images, mostly on analog film. The negative is her starting point from which she shapes her images. The real interpretation of the image takes place during printing in the darkroom or while manipulating the digitized negative on the screen.Combining old and new processes stimulates her to research more deeply. Materiality within that plays an important role.