Hester Oerlemans (NL, 1979) has started photographing fulltime a mere three years ago. After starting her own practice from scratch a year and a half ago, she has developed into a photographer with her own distinct signature style – intimate and personal, with a clear focus on detail. Oerlemans has developed a strong preference in black and white photography, mainly portraits telling a story or spreading a message. Pure emotion is to be found in images of elegance or in raw reality. She works hard at reaching a new level of mastery every day.