Contact me at:
info@melissaschriek.com / melissaschriek@gmail.com
+ 31624467550


Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
For assignments in France:
frederic.rossi@lacompany.net
+ 33 1 82 83 52 11
When I was a child, I wanted to be a detective so I could satisfy the enormous curiosity I carried for the world and people around me. Instead of becoming a detective, I began making use of the camera to investigate. I still carry this curiousity with me when I make work and this often results in noticing simple, small details, that may seem unimportant. This sensitivity for small, intimate details are vital for my practice and by emphasizing, I hope the viewer will notice and become aware of them too.

I explore relationships between individuals and their environment through both observation and staging. My work is often created with a performative approach, aesthetically and conceptually exploring the border between staged and documentary photography. I perceive the camera as a powerful tool where fact and fiction can work together to explore modern, social issues.

Ultimately I would like my work to raise questions and about how we relate to one another and our personal environment.
Besides working on personal projects, I enjoy work on commissions. I have been able to work internationally for a variety of clients. Clients include: Canon, Die Zeit, NRC, Working Women, Fresh Cut Flowers, Harvard Manager Magasin.   

My work is for sale in small, collectable editions. If you are interested in purchasing a work, inquiring more information or a studio-visit, please feel free to contact me. 

 Look at my cv here