Jacobine van Hellemond

After getting a degree in history at the University of Amsterdam, Jacobine studied photography and film at The Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. During her time at the academy she discovered that she had more interest in moving image and developed into a documentary director who loves to observe all types of human interaction.

In her work you’ll find a variety of the little intimate moments people share. She is always looking for moments when awkwardness or vulnerability makes people drop their mask and have a genuine and spontaneous reaction. She likes raw and poetic images close to real life. She is inspired by filmmakers Andrea Arnold, Xavier Dolan and Jacques Audiard and the images by photographers such as Nan Golding, Lise Sarfati and Rineke Dijkstra.