Simultaneously with Helmut Newton - A Retrospective, Foam 3h is exhibiting three young photographers who are working at the cutting edge of fashion, portrait and glamour photography. Selected artists, Carlijn Jacobs demonstrate a strong, unconventional visual language in both her commercial and autonomous work, reminiscent in various ways of certain Helmut Newton influences.
In contrast to the majority of the fashion world, Carlijn Jacobs does not aim for perfection, but for unconventionality. She often selects her models by their eccentric appearances and creates an atmosphere around this that is entirely her own, such as her Vivian Atlantis (2016) series, created especially for this exhibition. In winding poses, the model seems to become one with the environment, like an animal in an alien habitat.