BY JENNY BOOT
"My inspiration comes from models or my fantasy. But I also can get very inspired by fashion."
- JENNY BOOT
Are you ready for this? Jenny Boot will take you to another realm. Her photography is bold, strong, vulnerable, stark, powerful, and beautiful all in one. The artist began her career as a painter, but found it somewhat limiting for her vision. Photography is a medium that allowed her to be more in control of what she was looking to communicate. The outcome is just pure stunning. The work consists of women portrayed through the eyes of the artist from The Netherlands. She showcases a sensuality to her work that is undeniable. Her work of mostly portraits of women, showcases a spectrum of emotions. Traditional portrait of the old masters is clearly an influence with a modern twist. An aesthetic that is unique to her work we can’t help but be mesmerized by the beauty of the composition and her subjects.
We had the opportunity to ask Jenny Boot a few questions. Check it out below. :)
YOUR WORK CONSISTED OF PAINTINGS BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO PHOTOGRAPHY. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO USING PHOTOGRAPHY AS A MEDIUM?
I always loved photography, but with the digital camera it became easy to learn it myself. Once I saw what I could do with the camera I was hooked and went to Fotoacademie in Amsterdam to get finish my education.
HOW IS YOUR APPROACH DIFFERENT IN TAKING ON PHOTOGRAPHY OVER PAINTING?
When I paint I'm in the process while painting, it's creating itself. With photography the process is done very much before the shoot. It starts in my head with visions and imagery. I create all the clothes and props before and during the shoot. In the shoot it's just a matter of minutes for the right pose to and I capture the image.
What are the elements you look for in putting together a composition?
A beautiful girl.
What do you want your viewers to think about when looking at your work?
Is it a painting? No, I really don't care. My only hope is that they fall in love with it.
How important is it as an artist to step outside of comfort?
I think this is important for everyone to do. But maybe more so for an artist. An artist must always feel the urge to do so.
What was something you saw that really inspired you to create?
My inspiration comes from models or my fantasy. But I also can get very inspired by fashion.
Your dream collaboration would be?
Who are some of the artists that influenced your work?
Johannes Vermeer and HR Giger.
What is your favorite color and number, oh and why?
What? Really? Hmm. Ives Klein Blue and number 7. I think they are both divine.
Favorite place to see art in the world?
The Guggenheim in Bilbao and Art Basel week in Miami.
Images by: Jenny Boot
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