Dr. Stress and Me (Series of 10 Framed Photographs)

3.726,00 inc. Vat

Paper: Kodak 
Frame: Henzo, Real Wood (Black)
Year of creation: 1997
Location: Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Unicum: Series of 10 Framed Photographs ⟶ Only ONE print of each
Digital Download: Authenticated with watermark ⟶ Unlimited

I created this photograph series in 1997, during my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Art Academy in Den Bosch in the Netherlands. 

Originally there were 17 photographs. But these ten photographs are the only ones I currently have. But I hope I still have the original filmstrips somewhere.

I took the photographs with an analog SLR photo camera. Meaning to create these photographs, I used celluloid film. 

Dr. Stress

Dr. Stress was a gender-free green-leathered human-size person-shaped figure. 

These photographs I made in the school’s photo studio with a cable release. A long wire connected to the camera, which I used as a self-timer

During the photo shooting, I felt very hurried since the genitor of the school was knocking on the door and was asking what I was doing. And I remember thinking, I am not doing anything wrong, I can be here since I booked this time slot. But at the same time, I was worried if they could see me because my poses are very intimate. And as well I was agitated, because this was my artistic time, I was thinking leave me alone. Why what are you doing? I am maybe creating art.

Although stressful probably this is good since it created some urgency or emotion in the photographs. So they are shots in movement and not static staged photographs. 


I was having a session with Dr. Stress, and I was actually feeling stressed.—I could not have planned this. 


When you choose the unicum version of this photograph, you will receive the only version of this photograph I have in print. Only you will have one. Not even I will have it. 

Digital Download

When you choose the Digital Version, you pay only 6% of the price of the unicum photograph. After your payment, you receive a watermarked digital file immediately via download. 

Size: 2500 Dpi wide.

Certificate of Authenticity

Both versions come with a Certificate of Authenticity to prove you have the legit version of this artwork made by Kim Engelen.

Dimensions 23,9 × 17,5 cm

Photograph, Digital Download

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