Whiter Shade of Pale

Touched by the work of Diane Airbus and Rineke Dijkstra, young photography talent Sanne De Wilde decided that the power of perception needed to be explored. An exploration which resulted in some fascinating work such as the award winning "The Dwarf Empire" and the I Love Belgium favourite "Snow White". Each of these outsider series portray something which may feel like pure fiction because of its harsh honesty.

For the Snow White series, Sanne had about one to two hours to let the albino models feel at ease. The mental connection with the models was of utmost importance as they should think of this photography session as real personal and pleasant experience. Setting aside all the negative albino connotations and the feeling of being used for photography, the models "unmasked" in front of Sanne's camera.

This resulted into honest pictures which are not stylized, staged or forced. Instead these portraits ooze a certain lightness, familiarity and spontaneity. Something Sanne perfectly accomplished through her personal contact with the subjects. Here at the I Love Belgium offices we're huge fans and we hope that this KASK graduate will keep on surprising us in the future!

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