When asked to describe her photographic style, Kim den Hartog is quick to respond: “I kind of close my eyes and follow the energy.”

She continues: “I am a self-taught photographer who uses her subconscious to connect to people. Somehow, I feel it is not me taking the images, but something else inside of me—call it my soul, my subconscious, it doesn’t matter. All I know is that I don’t think when I shoot, I simply feel the energy and images come naturally. It’s not something I do on purpose; it is a creative outlet of my being.”

When it comes to post-production, she says she sticks to keeping the colors as normal as possible…”maybe a little bit warmer and brighter. My black and white is what I love the most, it’s an intense black and white with as little grey as possible.”