The work of Dutch photographer and engineer Lizette Schaap (1987), presents an aesthetic that has
been described as wonderfully simplistic, abstract, graphic and surreal. She photographs in a
contemporary manner, but adds depth to her images by effectively communicating a story. Lizette is
interested in social themes on slowing down, sustainability and consumption.
Lizette Schaap graduated in December 2015 from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam with her project
3P’s; a self-published book and a successful group exhibition at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.
After graduating she began working for Dutch newspapers and continues to work on personal photo
projects. Her latest work is Seafood, about the relationship between plastic waste and the fish we eat.
The work of Lizette Schaap is represented by gallery Refreshment Room from Amsterdam and is
exhibited at home and abroad, among others in Singapore, Sweden and Taiwan.
'In our society I get the feeling that we constantly have to run, that we have to live for the future instead of the here and now. This speed of living and the overconsumption that goes with it harms us, other people and moreover, our planet. And this mainly occurs in places that don’t consume on the same scale as we do. My aim is to live in awareness in the present, to deal with the rush and to find more rest in my life. For this reason I maintain the sustainability principle of the 3Ps: an equilibrium between people, planet and profit.'