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Zandvoort, 2020



9x 30x45 cm
9x 40x60 cm
9x 60x90 cm

Printed on Glicée Fine Art Hahnemühle Pearl paper + 1 cm white border

Delivered with a numbered and digitally signed certificate of authenticity


"I remember the penetrating smell of the hair water as if it were yesterday. Every few weeks my mother washed my grandmother's hair and then used metal curlers on her hair. As tightly as possible on the scalp so that the thin grey hair got some volume. I witnessed this countless times as a child. It always seemed like a painful affair to me.


35 Years later one summer morning I saw this woman with happier looking curlers. I decided to approach her and asked if I could make a portrait. The next day we had an appointment and I made this photo. No fumes of hair water, no prickly pins to be seen, but a rainbow of emotion and recognition."


In 2016, Simone Peerdeman graduated from the Dutch Photography School in Amsterdam. Her work has appeared in NRC, De Volkskrant, Het Parool, VPRO KOOS, Pf Magazine, LensCulture Best of Vol. 1, GUP Fresh Eyes 2019, GUP New Photography 2017, De Kiekiekrant and was featured at several international photo festivals.




Simone Peerdeman – #16

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