Berber Theunissen

‘Skin’

by: Ainsley Hutchence


Photographer: Berber Theunissen / Model: Nena / Model: Michelle

About Berber Theunissen

I focus my camera on things that affect me personally. Things that I love, but also things that make me feel vulnerable. I capture moments, feelings and memories of intense emotional value to me, or to the people around me. My photographs are reflections of the memories in my mind. I take photographs because I want to preserve what is otherwise lost forever; time.

Photography offers me a foothold, enabling me to observe my life in a more objective way. I reflect upon my own struggles by looking at how my friends and others around me cope with similar situations and feelings.

It helps me create a sense of peace within my chaotic being. I’m obsessed with this thing called life, this absurd, all-consuming life, from the highs to the lows and every little thing in between. Obsessed with all the different kinds of moods and vibes we experience, day in, day out. Even the little things can cause an emotional rollercoaster of tears and laughter. We can understand some of these experiences, but others offer us no clue. I’m infinitely curious about how to cope – as a human being, physically and mentally, as a person, as a girlfriend. Feeling so small in an universe so big.

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