FREUDENTHAL/VERHAGEN — S/S 1989 -2009
Freudenthal/Verhagen (1965 & 1962) are a Dutch photography duo based in Amsterdam. Carmen Freudenthal& Elle Verhagen met right after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy were Carmen studied photography and Elle studied fashion design. There was an immediate recognition of a mutual taste in image making and what fashion imagery should look like.
In their work they are always in search for ways to expand the definition of fashion photography, crossing lines between fashion and art, looking for cultural relevancy. The images are, over the years, diverse in discipline and form, but always show a sense of disturbance and a multilayered story. Stretching the confines of photography, they have merged photographs into 3D installations, projected video onto photographs and printed photographs onto draped silk.