Dutch-Canadian photographer Maxime Cardol has been working on her series “Sisterhood” for over a year now. For the series, she intimately documents diverse sets of sisters, exploring the natural bonds.
It all started a year ago when she met Alice and Lucy. Immediately Maxime felt this indescribable connection they shared. After these portraits, which she shot on film, her desire for more stories grew, as did her fascination with sisterhood, not having one herself.
Within this series, she wanted to tell their intimate stories. Growing up together, sharing childhood memories and going through the same phases is the base of a solid relationship. Over time, her series has flourished into a story that recognizes and portrays the meaning of sisterhood.
“Whenever I’m around them, I feel relaxed, which makes me feel like I am a part of their bond.”
Maxime’s style can be best described as authentic and naturalistic. Though, she is most intrigued by women; the way they move, laugh, talk. Her strength is methodically connecting with each individual she photographs, making them feel at ease. It’s this sense of trust and assurance, which also allows her models to shine, naturally.
The series “Sisterhood” will be part of the exhibition “The Intersection” at Wieden + Kennedy, which will launch on 5th March. In collaboration with The Titty Mag it will brings together female-identifying artists, who living in The Netherlands, to celebrate International Women’s Day. In partnership with her agency Czar, she’ll continue this series and uncover more stories in the future to come.