About

Sevilay Maria van Dorst, 1984, discusses the themes of our modern-days through a photography technique from 1851. Within this duality, she looks further than the obvious, observing social issues rather than emerging with the subject. Sevilay challenges herself to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture a unique self. As a photographer she embodies a similar paradox as her work, merging the artistic creative with a boldly disciplined chemist. The storms of her past granted Sevilay an inexhaustible drive and an affection for the challenging way out. And so, while she’s an experienced digital photographer as well, it was the complexity of collodion wet-plating that has drawn her towards choosing this specific photography technique that relies on meticulous execution of the chemical process involved. Besides addressing social issues in her personal projects such as #MYOWNGENDER, Sevilay has worked for Volkskrant, PS Parool, Parool, ID Magazine, NRC, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and Marie Claire. Apart from her photography, she’s currently leading a research on finding a bio-based alternative for the hazardous materials used for collodion wet-plating.

 

CLIENTS

Volkskrant, PS Parool, Parool, KLM, ID Magazine, One World, PF,  NRC,  Ville d’Arte, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Ibiza Bohemia Book, Waikiki, Marie Claire.

 

EDUCATION

2018 Caseine printing with Kees Brandenburg

2017 Carbon Printing with Kees Brandenburg

2015 Carbon Printing with Kees Brandenburg

2012/2014 Collodion Wetplate technique with Melanie Tenhage

2010/2011 KABK

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Pllek

2018 Beurs van Berlage

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

2019 APITULEY & DE SCHEPPER

2019 KIRSTEN VAN TIJN

2017 IBIZA BOHEMIA with Renu Kashyap

 

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

2019 Volkskrant

2019 PS Parool

2019 Parool

2017 VOGUE GERMANY

2017 Marie Claire USA

2017 Marie Claire Australia

 

Agent

Photodept Floor https://www.photodept.nl/

 

Photo by Wesley Verhoeve