Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Nudes

Where Is Adam?

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    Cheraine Collette
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In the beginning we all lived peacefully together in a place called paradise.

But over time, humans grew further apart from the animals.

In this series we wonder how things could have been if we didn’t leave paradise,

is there still a way to return?

Is there a way to create a new?

Will we find a way?

The model, landscape, and animals(in their natural habitat from a safe distance) are photographed separately and form the elements for each composition. The photographs are united by digital manipulation,usually by many hours/days of hand-drawn digital/painting.

Detailed creatures of the natural realm paired with fantastical scenes of the imagination have created a signature style. An oeuvre that has become widely awarded and that can be found in esteemed private collections on a global scale.
Essentially, she creates imaginary worlds composed of photographed parts of nature and locations across the globe.
Her work can be summarized in three ways -
Authentic, Imaginative, and a longing for beauty.
Cheraine Collette born in the Netherlands in 1993, graduated in 2015 in Photographic Design at the Fotovakschool University of Applied Photography.

Awards Since 2019, in the course of 2 years, Cheraine Collette has won over one hundred prizes, consisting out of 1- overall winner, 8 -1st prizes, 4 – 2nd prizes, 2 – Platinum, 17 – Gold, 20 – Silver, 5 – Bronze, and 74 – honourable mention & Highly Commended in internationally acclaimed photography competitions such as the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Prix de la Photographie Paris(PX3), the Neutral Density Awards (ND), the Fine Art Photo Awards (FAPA), the International Muse Photography Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (2020), the Pollux Awards, the Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) and the Creative Siena Awards, and more. BOOKS- She published her first book with a multi-award-winning body of work in 2020. Like her work, her books have also won several international awards (Gold in IPA, PX3, TIFA, MIFA). She continues her practice currently in her studio in Otterlo, the Netherlands.