By Imke Ruigrok

The magic of photography for me lies in being able to extract a lasting image from an ephemeral and near to impossible situation I've painstakingly set up in my studio. Or in the case of the unchoreographable behaviour of animals I've set all the parameters and then let chance happen, lying in wait for that extraordinary position of the scorpion on the models face. My images operate on the intersection of illusion and reality.” Juul Kraijer, 2016