Monique Belier focuses her attention on the body as a mean of expressing feelings and emotions. As a former dancer, she enjoys working with performing artists. Her images mirror their refined body vocabulary and knowledge of making inner movement visible deeply inspires her.
She captures with delicacy moments of uncompleted or imperfect movements, the in-between, the journey, when the dancer is no longer aware of his surroundings. Fragments that tell a story or release an emotion.
” this beautiful debut from Dutch photographer Monique Belier is a visual dialogue, a love letter to dance. In a gently toned monochrome essay, Belier has presented us with a series of visual journeys, a celebration of movement and personal expression. “ — Robin Titchener