I love it when I’m flicking through a magazine and I’m thinking ‘this is dull’ and then BAM, I get to a page that gives my eyes a visual orgasm. I just got to page forty in the current issue of Zoom and Liesje Reyskens walks into my life with her bright, crisp and clear photography and quirky, cute and innocent styling. Liesje both photographs and styles all of her work and aside from her art she has done commercial shoots for the likes of Elle magazine.
Her use of naked women is the complete opposite of smutty or sexual – it portrays an innocence that is endearing. The image of a pretty girl with flowing locks, exposed breasts and a child’s stuffed rabbit peaking out from her crotch is visually appealing but it’s also thought provoking, “perhaps those objects of childhood Reyskens places on the set – stuffed animals, lollipops, dolls – are symbols, not so much of memories from their childhood past, but rather a time that has been stolen almost denied them, by the unhealthy mechanism that reigns in our media-dominated society” (Illenia Zane, Zoom Magazine)
Above is her 2011 work so far, but check out her website to view a full archive.
Images courtesy of Liesje Reyskens.
Posted by Leanne Jay Boulton