Felice Derkinderen, photographer


Felice Derkinderen started working as an independent professional photographer in Amsterdam shortly after finishing her study at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Hague.

After meeting colleague photographer René Heitmüller in 1990 she started creating images with him. Since then they work as a team on commercial and editorial assignments with their company the Beauty and the beast. In addition they make personal, autonomous projects together.

The work of Derkinderen and Heitmüller is characterized by a quest for the essence. Finding the elemental by stripping the superfluous layer by layer, showing larger dimensions through omission. This and the method of melting mise-en-scène and magic of the moment together gives their images a statuesque quality that raises the portrayed persons out of reality, showing a universal truth. Combining classical photographic and modern digital techniques their images are a product of contemporary life but possess timeless apects as well.

Please visit the website of the Beauty and the beast www.thebeautyandthebeast.com for more information and a selection of images.