Young photographer Fiona Hageman (1994) studied photography at the Utrecht School of The Arts, and graduated in 2015. In her photographic work she often plays with transformations and frontier areas. The subjects that she presents focus on the nature-nurture debate. Which part of us is innate and which part is acquired in the course of our development? What in fact is ‘natural’, when is something ‘unnatural’, and where is the dividing line? When does an object come to life and when does a person turn into an object?
Fiona Hageman: “If I do things, I do them without doubt, almost obsessively. You could say it is a ‘luxury’ that I permit myself. Only afterwards do I step back in order to see what I have actually ‘written down’ in the language of my images. Feelings change into a collection of images, brought together in a meaningful relationship. It is an intriguing experience.”