AAFJE VAN GEMERT
Aafje is working as a concert pianist and piano teacher. But instead of photographing her playing piano or trying to create photos in the way you would imagine a pianist photo, she wanted the pictures to be more personal about herself. Natural and authentic. Another reason for this was, that she is starting to give workshops in which she uses music as a gateway to presence and attunement with the body, and that she wants to use the images for that as well. So our approach was to focus on some of her qualities like connection, presence, sensitivity, aliveness and fun. Almost needless to say, that in order to capture these qualities, they need to be present while taking the pictures. Which then was the challenge and the joy of the shoot.