Richard Brocken is a photographer and musician, born in 1968 in The Netherlands. He documents his daughters Eva growth towards womanhood, capturing the delicate balance between childhood and adulthood. He uses lightning and shadow to great effect and manages to create a melancholy air to his work which leaves the viewer subdued but engaged with the work.
I became fascinated by photography during backpacking every summer with my wife 25 years ago. There I experienced the need for better equipment. I bought my first SLR when we went to Africa to watch wildlife. I re-discovered photography when my children came into my life. My daughter Eva became my muse, behind every image is a story to tell. Composition is key throughout my work as light is captured in the subtlest way to complete the picture. My work is simple- no time for needless details. This is as natural as natural can be.