When it comes to composing an image, photographer Anne Barlinckhoff is not much of a perfectionist. Instead, she removes herself from the so-called comfort zone, and actively pursues the subjects she wants to capture. Her unforced, sexy, and often spontaneous images are because of the one motto she sticks by, “you don’t know until you fucking try!” Here are a series of intense portraits that feature, not only her strong-held belief, but also the sexual intensity her female subjects are willing to give for our viewing pleasure.
Barlinckhoff is always inspired by her daily life and has an eye for the beauty in everything. She takes pictures of the people she loves, the people she admires, the famous, and especially the infamous. Depending on her surroundings, subject, and what comes in the moment, she captures something that happened by chance. “Like beautiful mistakes,” she says.
After years of creating, just for the sake of creating, much Barlinckhoff’s photography is now commissioned. Photographers work their entire lives to achieve that sort of recognition, but this young image maker has the knack for capturing just the right shot. Whether she’s working for a private client, Vice or gallery shows—her main objective is to always include the female form, and an occasional animal.
Much like any artist, Barlinckhoff is always looking for that unexpected muse usually in setting that make her feel as if she’s “living on the edge.” As for any other career option, there aren’t any—because she lives, breathes and only do photography.
Thinking about getting one of her amazing prints but feel too intimidated? Well, you don’t know until you fucking try! Check out Anne Barlinckhoff here.1