I, Berber Theunissen (Otterlo NL, 1989), focus my camera on things that affect me personally. Things that I love, but also things that make me feel vulnerable. I capture the moments, emotions and memories in which these intense situations were revolving around me. Photography offers me a foothold, enabling me to observe my life in a more objective way. I reflect upon my own struggles by looking at how my friends and others around me cope with similar situations and feelings.
I graduated cum laude from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2013. For my graduation series “Vagabond” I explored how one lives without a permanent home, and how it feels to wander between friends and family with few possessions. After eight years of living in Amsterdam I really started missing the woods, the quiet and the smells of the woods. On January 1st, 2015, I moved back to nature, the environment that inspires me most.