Hermine Patch is a fine art photographer from Slovakia, currently based in London. She mainly works within the genres of portraiture and still life. The images are usually staged, representing fictional situations that convey a certain message related to existence, human psyche or wellbeing. Her goal is to make a viewer curious, think or question.
Hermine finds a lot of inspiration in architecture, interior design and space in general. The choice of location for the shoot is a vital part of her creative process. Her photographs serve as a construction of a daydream into reality, something she desires to experience herself. The aim is to capture a feeling of being nowhere, like there is no space and time set for the compositions. She calls this in between state - a metaphor to meeting room with inner self, the most intimate place where one feels so true and real. Hermine claims to experience this on set when photographing - getting immersed in the moment to the point of losing the actual sense of space and time.
Being profoundly fascinated with outer space, her compositions are normally held in a clean, colourful and kinda sci-fi setting - reminiscing of spaceship interiors. She describes them as remote places of silence, where no distractions are interfering with one's inner world. "In such extreme setting, people are usually confronted with the fundamental questions of existence, because there is not much left, except for a quiet gaze into a glittering void - a presence.
Hermine Patch graduated from Middlesex University London - BA Photography - with 1st Honours Degree in 2018. She is available for commissions worldwide.