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Jul 16, 2006

About Me

Dutch photographer,location studio: Amsterdam.
To describe the poetry of a woman in light is my ultimate goal.
Don't hesitate to contact me!

About Vincent Rijs: In 2009 he ended his work at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and began his education  at the Image Photography Lab, Amsterdam, where he graduated Masters Portrait in 2012. In 2010 he settled as an autonomous photographer. His portfolio includes work for Vogue Italy.

Rijs: “I shoot with my head, impressions eventually converted in an image. Still I experience that visualization process with wonder, similar to the former analog printing process of the predigitale era. Pure Magic if the image appears in the coating”.

former exhibitions in: Antwerp,Brussels,Amsterdam,Gdansk.
Educated at the "Fotovakschool", Apeldoorn,  Fotogram,
Amsterdam,and  Imagelab: 3 years education Masters Portrait 2009-2013

Upcoming exhibition: July/August 2011 MLB Galery, Witte de Withstraat 32a,Amsterdam

new exhibition: December 11-29 2012 W1f! PhotoGallery
Nwe.Zijdsvoorburgwal 371 Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tuesday- Saterday  12.00  - 18.00
new exhibition:
september 2013:
video opening:

I Like themes and ideas running with several different models mainly in the areas of Romantic Fantasy & Gothic Fantasy. Always interested in new ideas and projects

Vincent Rijs

Exhibiting their photographic work in the Arti Gallery,
Rokin 114 Amsterdam.

Friday, April 28 15.00-22.00
Saturday and Sunday, April 30th, 12: 00-18.00 pm.
Opening Friday, April 28th 18:00

                                                    Vincent Rijs BE-MIRAGE

Reflection and mirroring are the motives in the photographic work of Vincent Rijs.
Hushed images with a warm colour palette placed in a melancholy frame, sometimes with a hint of surrealism. He finds his inspiration in the dramatic chiaroscuro of the painters of the Golden Age, Caravaggio, Rembrandt. His compositions seem carefully orchestrated, the characters in the picture apparently acting in their scenes, but it is not. The choreography arises quite spontaneously. The beautiful, mystical atmosphere it evokes is somewhat uncertain with a musing, sometimes wistful longing ... ..
there we enter an inner world that is also recognized again in a strange way?

photograph: Vincent Rijs

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gallery CNCPT13 Prinsengracht 266 Amsterdam
The new work of Dutch photographer Vincent Rijs shows three intriguing series of photographs which are exhibited in 3D. Themes like death, levitation, transformation and the archetypal woman role are highlighted in a scenery of mounted animals.

The particular way of using light and colors and the beautiful styling of models characterize the portrait work of Rijs. In this exhibition you will see a strong reference to the Dutch Golden Age of painting: both in topic as in light. The photos almost look like a work of Vermeer, Caravaggio or Rembrandt and other master painters of light. But the work of Rijs has a certain surrealism to it. There are clearly stories behind the scenes, nothing is just a portrait, something is going on.

Curators for this exhibition are stylists Patrick Muller and Mare Bohlander. They thought of ways to make the photos come to life and break the distance between artwork and observer. Is the viewer really looking at a photo...or into a mirror?