Rutger Prins' (1983) roots lie in image experimentation, back when digital photography was still in its infant years. Growing up with computer technology he garnered a knack for esthetics before his enrollment at Academie Minerva in Groningen, Netherlands. Whilst being trained as graphic designer, Rutger came into contact with photography by capturing his mothers final moments as she was terminally ill, her passing eventually leading to an obsession with mortality itself.
The ephemeral is a recurring theme in his work, often masked behind an incredible amount of manual labour that shows with each image and brings the age-old question of reality into play that makes photography such an interesting medium. Months of research and experimentation with materials and mixed media precede any type of creation. Everything from his studio is depicted with a raw sense of violence and a certain taste for showmanship.