Fragments of a Personality by Lenny Waasdorp; Gemak, The Hague

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In Gemakstore photographer Lenny Waasdorp has a small exhibition.

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It’s called Fragments of a personality.

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She took her own face as a starting point and made different variations.

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The result is an astonishing number (sixty nine to be exact) of characters.

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At the same time she was clearly also looking for different visions of femininity, or what makes a portrait feminine.

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There are only few portraits where the gender is more or less ambivalent or may be even masculine.

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She also had the faces analysed by a so-called face reader, with some funny results.

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The two pictures from the series Saturday Night show even more fragmentation. Both scenes seem to be disintegrating.

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They make for an interesting exhibition. And for people (like me) who follow Waasdorp on Facebook, it’s a good chance to see these pictures in a reasonable print version.

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(Click on the pictures to enlarge)

Bertus Pieters


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