The ‘blusher’ wants nothing but to disappear until the technicolour effect has worn off.

-Jurriaan Benschop

Blush (2002) consists of portraits of blushing girls. By freezing an uneasy moment the spectator is being confronted with a normally hidden vulnerability. Color and expression of the girl’s faces point to something happening outside the visible image. The series Blush balances on the dividing line between private and public domain. As viewers we have no idea of what triggered these facial expressions. That remains off screen.


-Martine Stig