Hellen Van Meene Explores the Gawkiness of Youth

By: Luisa Amanda Gomes - Published: Mar 16, 2010   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: hellenvanmeene and we-find-wildness
Dutch photographer Hellen Van Meene has captured intimate portraits of young people in their natural surroundings. The models' expressions and their background all work together to inform viewers about the character of the youth that she has captured on film.

The great attention Hellen Van Meene paid to all the little details like hair, lighting and clothing in her photography has made an amusing and eclectic gallery for any viewer.

Implications - There is something special about any photographer who decides to focus their shoot on the little imperfections that seem to color just about every aspect of human life. In the photography world, oftentimes the shutterbug focuses on how perfect they can make the shoot (Photoshop, airbrushing, etc), Hellen Van Meene excels by doing the opposite.