Hello and welcome!

Isabell Janssen has worked under the name Outsider.i since her studies at AMFI in Amsterdam. In their work as photographers they capture authentic images centring the beautiful diversity of humans. With an eagerness to learn, she explores connection and humanity in her work and uses photography to represent non-dominant communities.
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She strives to use their creativity to tell stories, connect people, and make individuals curious about the world. Whether it’s in a personal project or commercial commissions, she empowers her subjects and conveys a sense of honesty and rawness, resulting in intimate story-telling images that make the viewer wonder.

Why Outsider?

The idea of being an outsider once made me feel unsettled but turned out to be a superpower. It made me able to see things from other perspectives and to understand non-dominant communities from all over the world. It gave me an innate drive to create a place for all those who are too often denied their voice and representation.

About the work

Representation in visual art is important. Seeing yourself represented in a wide range of media outlets through all paths of life makes it possible to see possibilities that are out there for you. I wish this feeling of empowerment for everyone and through my work I hope to contribute to this in conjunction with my clients. To do this, I place a strong focus on LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC people in my work.