2021 — London, UK
About this series
Peering into dark, empty spaces. Camera pressed up to smeared, steamy glass. Glimpses of shiny Christmas decorations: cleaning products and hand sanitisers, abandoned drinks and occasional humour. The allure of our past life is becoming irresistible. Visceral pleasures tempt me, but are still dangerous, out of reach. Our previous lives, ever more distant. Evocative. Unimaginable. Fading. I am grasping at fragments. Photographing to try to remember. Looking in as an observer, no longer a participant. Imagining the fun and life and noise. Empty spaces, still beautiful but becoming fantastical. Otherworldly.
Mieke is a Dutch and Canadian Fine Art Photographer, living in London.
Her practice challenges our ambivalence to the natural world, by playing with distance and scale. She strips down the unnecessary and focuses on simple lines and moments of movement and stillness. Her work moves between fact and fiction and challenges the boundaries of photography and art.
She has recently won several major awards including: Chromatic , Minimalist, Julia Margaret Cameron and British Photography Awards. Mieke is also Shortlisted for the Alpha Female Award at the Sony World Photography Awards and for the Association of Photographers Emerging Talent Awards 2020.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She just had her first Solo Show, ‘STILL”.