Photographer Cornelie Tollens graduated in 1990 at the Photography Academy in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She started working as fashion photographer for magazines like Elle and Elegance, but soon had her free work also published in Vogue, Dutch, Tank, Avenue, Blvd., Credits, La Vie en Rose, M (NRC) and Dif.
Tollens combines a rare combination of perfection, glamour and shamelessness and actually flirts with form and content, art and commerce, theatres and pornography. For her the only boundaries to express her self are those of the laws of artistic expression. Her goal: the printed image must catch the eye – be it on the page of the latest glossies or mounted on the museum wall.