(Alkmaar, 1992)

lives in The Hague, Netherlands
info@melissaschriek.com / melissaschriek@hotmail.com 

+6 244 67 550


The way his hands move when he speaks,

                                                                                                                         an accidental sculpture on the street or the curtains of my neighbour,

                                                                          moving slightly by the wind.

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.

Latest article about my work on ‘’its nice that’’

Look at my CV here.