Winter Vandenbrink is an extremely talented photographer working and living in the bustling city of London. Over the past few years you may have spotted Vandenbrink’s work in publications such as i-D, Frische and GRIT, although you may not know what endowment lay behind the camera.
Vandenbrink studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands, but his style of photography can simply not be taught. Focusing on portrait and fashion photography, Vandenbrink relies more on his subject than his setting to create beatuful images that clearly highlight his themes.
Many of the portraits taken by Vanderbrink have a clear personality that breaks through the image. Each model he works with is not just posing for the camera, but they are letting their own stories and traits shine in each picture.
In one series, you may find a boy looking tired and frustrated holding his hands to his forehead and scratching his neck, in another series you may find another boy biting his index finger and staring playfully into the camera lens. These small traits create an imaginative story in the mind of Vandenbrink’s audience, urging them to think about who this person might be and why they have posed this way.
In his fashion work it is more about the clothing than the model and so each model is placed in eye catching and unconventional poses acting as an artistic base for the photograph.
Vanderbrink’s work is delightfully intriguing and will no doubt be seen regularly by many of us in the near future.
Words / Lauren Payne