Anneke Hymmen (1977, Germany) studied conceptual art at the AKI in Enschede and has more than 20 years of work experience as photographer for various magazines and clients in the Netherlands and Germany. She knows how to capture people in a natural way even in a constructed setting. In her personal work she maintains the same strong feeling for composition and human expression while allowing for improvisation.
Kumi Hiroi (1979, Japan) studied economics in Japan and Graphic Design at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She has been working as graphic designer/art director for Dutch and Japanese clients since 2010. Her sense of imagery and design is modest, at the same time, her style is eclectic. Analytical approach and her imagination make her a strong editor and storyteller.
Collaboration between Hymmen & Hiroi is a partnership between an analytical and intuitive approach to imagine making. Hymmen, drawn by the relationship people and environment, capture the energy of the model. Hiroi is the storyteller who threads in a structure that runs through the entire project. Combining their strengths they create images that are fictional and constructed, yet natural. In a constant dialogue between two artist and two ways of working, research embrace intuition and control makes room for chance. The resulting images are complex yet simple, seductive and calm at the same time. 
​​​​​​​2019 Parel Silhouet, IMA Gallery, Tokyo, JP
2019 Parel Silhouet, Nagasaki Prefectural Museum, Nagasaki, JP
2019 Parel Silhouet, Nagasaki Holland Village, Nagasaki, JP
2018 Remodeling, State of Fashion, Master of Change, Arnhem, NL
2018 Remodeling, State of Fashion, B&BB, Berlin, DE
2017 Remodeling, Maison/ by Teruhiro Yanagihara, Osaka, JP
2017 Remodeling, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, NL

2018 Parel Shilhouet, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Dutch Creative Industry Fund
2018 Remodeling Exhibition, Master of Change, Han Nefkins foundation, Prins Claus Fonds
2018 Ping Pong, Dutch Litrature Foundation, Dutch Creative Industry Fund
2017 Remodeling Exhibition, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

2017 Remodeling