Robin Butter (1987)
is a documentary photographer from The Hague, the Netherlands.
At a young age Robin already got fascinated, frustrated and drawn to power, secrecy and legacy; Our drive for survival.
Surprised by these contradictions, she sees her work beautiful as ugly, funny and serious.
Working together with groups as well as with individuals she takes on subjects about identity and people’s unique ways of self-expression.
She reflects on the behaviour of Western society in general as well as her own behaviour in particular, frequently asking herself; what does this say about our society now?
Her practice involves extensive research and working on long-term projects, spending most of her time in the realm of cultural phenomena.
Robin is attracted to the strange, exceptional, to the hidden and unfamiliar in people and places, which seem undetectable, forgotten, neglected or out of reach.
Received her BA of design in photography at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2014. She self-published her first photobook ‘It takes my mind off things’ by the end of 2015.
Robin enjoys her works as a freelance photographer for several clients and long term personal projects.