Richard Westerhuis (b. 1965) is a Dutch photographer who’s work emcompasses staged photography as well as intuitive in the moment.
The “dramatizing elements,” as the artist calls them, are what makes his images their narrative power: his subjects are performers, professionals and amateurs. Whose interior self can differ greatly from their projected selves. Working together with those who are not afraid to be themselves. Whenever this is expressive or modest and are willing to open up. Those who throw off their masks.
He believes there’s a beauty in being vulnerable.
In a world dominated by artificialness, representation and autogry. Is it still possible to be yourself? Are we still unique?
With a background in psychology, Richard investigates through photography which roles of individualism and collectivism affects our social interactions and relationships. In ways by looking at our self and others.
Staging from his own observations and creativity moments of our daily lives.