Female artist Dorette Kruger visualizes emotions of pain, lust, hate and fear in her wonderful poetic photography. Her work is not solely erotic, however passion plays a major role in most of her art.
Dorette Kruger about her work:
“My work is born from emotions I go through daily. I like to compare it to a poet’s writings where pen and paper is used to convey emotions of pain, love, fear, hate lust. I use my camera to write emotions with light”.
“Concept work makes me tick. There is nothing I love more than taking an emotion, a feeling, a situation, and forming it into a 2D visual. I am inspired by life, whether it is the hard bitter sad times that form us and makes us stronger, or the spiritual journeys that make us grow and blossom”.
“Mostly I portray my work in black and white because of its strong emotional emphasis, I feel that if unnecessary colour is added, it distracts from the core meaning. When I do add colour it is usually reds because of its dual nature – it is warm and inviting at times but can just as easily be alarming and urgent. I love the human form, and always use that as subject when creating a poetic piece. I keep the images as real as possible – very little photo editing is applied, but when it is, it is only done to enhance the message of the photograph”.