Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are Amsterdam and Manhattan-based photographers who have established a successful collaborative practice. Both born and educated in The Netherlands, they have produced a large body of digitally manipulated images miying the glamourous and grotesque in the industries of high fashion, high art and music videos-
Van Lamsveerde first gained attention for her disturbing, seamless conflations of young girls with adult male mouths, exploring society's ideas of physical perfection and gender roles. Me Kissing Vinoodh (Passionately) was the advertising image for BitStreams, a major survey of digital-era art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. They also notably collaborated with Björk on her music video for Hidden Place.
Matadin and van Lamsweerde work across creative and commercial arenas. They have been published in magazines like The Face, Interview Magazine, Visionaire, and Vogue Homme, as well as having created campaigns for brands including Balenciaga, Yohji Yamamoto and Calvin Klein. They have exhibited internationally, including a major overview exhibition at the Groninger Museum in 2000.
They pair have won a number of awards, including: Maria Austria Award for Photography, Amsterdam foundation for the Arts, 1999; The Society of Publication designers, Merit Award for photography fashion, beauty, still life, interiors/story in The New York Times magazine, 1998; and Art Directors Club for Germany, Award for outstanding performance in the area of Photography, 1992.