Discipline: photography

Iebeltje van der Spoel graduated in 2006 at the School of the Arts Utrecht (HKU). One of her graduation projects was a series about sled dog sport in Holland. Here she photographed purely the dogs. This inspired her to delve in to the animal portrait after graduation. She photographed, for example, swans, peacocks and horses.
Iebeltje van der Spoel has exhibited throughout Holland in group and solo-exhibitions. This year she started the Master Photography course at the Art Academy St. Joost in Breda. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

Dierenportretten / animal portraits (15)*

15-black-jack-1-h200 15-pinned2-h200 15-pride-h200 

The portraits are characterized by an ambivalent relationship between the viewer's perception and the way Iebeltje depicts them. Iebeltje emphasizes that the portraits are neither staged nor manipulated. All of the animal portraits are shot on film. For most of the pictures she photographs with her Hasselblad, but for some she even uses her large format camera. With the limited shots that photographing on films entails, Iebeltje forces herself to have a good look at the portrayed. The photos contain a supremely clear observation of the animals surrounding us. For the exhibition at the Dutch Design Hotel specifically she made the portraits 'Pinned'.
Pride (triptych)
Dimension: 225 cm x 75 cm
Technique: digital c-print on dibond on acrylic glass
Price: € 3.000,-