Internationally published Conceptual narrator and art director specializing in editorial portraits and landscape commissions.
Jeanne van Heerden is a visual artist born in Pretoria, South Africa.
Currently, she resides in Kuwait, working and practising conceptual art.
She works in digital and film format. Her inspiration comes from connection, humility, nature,
kindness and current affairs. She often becomes obsessive with subject and projects.
Jeanne obtained her BA Degree in 2011 at Lisof, (London International School of Fashion).
Her fashion background allows her to other areas of the arts. She engages in creating her own theatrical concepts
and sets, costumes and styling for her shoots.
Recent Projects include:
The Car Guard Chronicles (an ongoing project ) captures the humility in the people that society often ignores and disregard. I am naturally drawn to outcasts and people in need, and this project continues to drive me. I have met so many people and have gained so much confidence in confronting the rawness of everyday life as a South African.
The sponsorship Olympus and Fuji Instax provided has made it possible for me to leave an instant portrait with each person I meet. Some of which have never had their photo taken. By sharing these tales I feel that people have the chance to connect with others who otherwise would have never given them a second thought. You can check out the Car Guard Chronicle here
Life in Plastic exploring the conflicting ties to culture and focusing on the stereotypical traditional ideals of preserving the female role, the body of work observes consumerism and pollution in the Middle East. Life in Plastic is an ongoing project with segments, SALT , SHIELD and LUNGS. Link here
Amalgamating with nature Series is a collaboration with performance artist Mandri Sutherland
Link to a recent Klyntjie article here
Getaway Finalist 2017 Link here
photo taken by Marianne Brits-Strodl