Author: Justine Tjallinks

Justine is a self-taught photographer and takes pride in photographing remarkable individuals, often backed by a story of social importance. These people have a unique appearance, or sometimes even a physical abnormality. The key take-away is always to show how beautiful diversity can be.

I come from a small village located in the east of Holland. A place where ambition is not very high on people’s priority list. Pursuing a form of higher education was also not really encouraged. I never felt like I belonged there. I was a dreamer, an outsider to them, wanted to get away from everyday life and always dreamt of escaping to the big city. It is there where I would feel understood and start anew.

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