Justine Tjallinks (born 1984) is an Amsterdam-based Dutch Photographer and Art-Director. After graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute cum laude, she moved on to work as the Art-Director for one of the leading fashion titles in L’Officiel Magazine. After a few years, whilst being responsible for the aesthetics of the magazine, she realized that she wanted to make her own stories and visions towards beauty and esthetics come to life through photography.
Justine does not consider herself a photographer by definition, but an image-maker carefully curating elements to communicate a feeling. That the beholder feels is always her main objective. Photography is the vehicle chosen to convey that emotion. The emotions in her personal works mirror her own experiences and are then translated to a visual metaphor. Viewing her works will give a sense of intimacy between you and the subject. To achieve this, Justine is always searching for that unique face, and widen the horizons in the way we look at and visualize beauty.
All images: Justine Tjallinks