Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes are the sum total of a still-life photographer and the creative craftsmanship of an artist. Technical perfection added to individual handicraft, strong pictorial clarity in addition to tailor-made settings. They experiment with converting spatial dimensions into flat surfaces and explore intensively photography’s potential for creating illusion. Essential to their work is the laboratory process in the studio where they construct their settings with an attitude of conceptualization and solution-led thinking, regardless of whether they are editing or tackling commissioned or independent artistic work.
Scheltens & Abbenes create commissioned photographs for fashion and design companies such as Paco Rabanne, Maison Martin Margiela, COS, Hermes, Scholten & Baijings, Arper, Muller van Severen, Arita, Mutina and editorials for magazines such as Fantastic Man, The Gentlewomen, Double, Pin-Up magazine, MacGuffin, The Plant and New York Times Magazine. Scheltens & Abbenes won a ICP Infinity Award, in New York.