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Haunting Hippie Portraits
Dirk Kikstra Lenses Social Rebellion for the Ones2Watch

By: Sophia Pelka (Star) Mar 20, 12

Dirk Kikstra captured scenes of haunting, angsty beauty for the Ones2Watch ‘Impetuous’ editorial. The narrative follows a nomadic troubled beauty through a series of hostel-like scenes. Model Pauline Vandercruysse boasts a taunting energy, evoking a carelessness from viewers. Her deep set eyes and heat gaze suggest a hard-earned wisdom. Kikstra uses both overexposed and soft lighting to create a sort of exposed intimacy, furthering the hard emotions of the narrative. The artist also takes advantage of color as an emotional expression, defining them sporadically while emphasizing youth.

Dirk Kikstra is a Netherland-born photographer. The artist was raised in the States and studied photography in California. Kikstra has assisted the iconic photographer Richard Avedon, who revolutionized the fashion photography world. Dirk is now based out of both NYC and Amsterdam.

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