At first, Elizabeth Koning‘s photographs could be mistaken for a 17th century portrait from the Dutch masters, but look closer and you’ll see some fairly modern touches in each of her works. Playing with the intensity of light and emotion, Koning deftly draws out a subdued yet powerful aura from her subjects. Her series Daylight is one such example: bathed in shadows or exposed in bright lights, Koning’s models appear timeless and elegant; characters trapped in a century they where don’t belong.

Koning worked in Milan and London, honing her skills in the creative fields of advertising, fashion and modeling before moving back to her native Netherlands. See more of her compelling photography here.

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