"I'm always looking for something to give my pictures a surrealistic emotional feeling, a combination of letting it go and making it happen, that creates a dreamy world."
Dutch photographer Annelie Bruijn uses layering and plays with illusions to create elements which disrupt and fracture the image, resulting in unexpected results - whilst never loosing sight of the essence of her subjects, almost like a slightly tainted or imperfect memory.
This series is an extension of this constant layering. She expertly works with her analogue 35mm camera, using the almost forgotten technique of double exposures directly onto the film.
These, what might seem 'incidental' combinations, are in fact highly considered by Bruijn and become combinations that reveal new forms and evoke new emotions.
By consciously combining the skin of her sitters with other organic forms, she overlaps them with light and shadows, resulting in images that feel both voyeuristic and magical.