RENATE ARIADNE VAN DER TOGT
STUDIED PHOTOGRAPHY @ ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART, THE HAGUE
METAL MAGAZINE, GRIT MAGAZINE, VOLKSKRANT MAGAZINE
I remember dreams I have during nighttime vividly and often think about them all day. It affects the way I look at the world, the decisions I make and how I feel towards the people around me. Highly affected by these images I became fascinated by the dream and its surreal yet straightforward language.
Situations usually seen as weird or taboo feel absurdly ordinary in our dreaming mind. And it is this that I strive to recreate within my photography. I want to confuse by playing with size and physics in postproduction and shred contextual prejudices with unlikely combinations of people, objects and surroundings. My work always aims to show the beauty of people and situations strange to us..