Shoky van der Horst, a Dutch artist based in Paris, is known for her fashion photography. Over the past years her more personal work has centered around presenting texture and various materials. While bringing the core of materials into focus, she creates scenic, beautiful and sometimes sensual impressions which awaken the desire to go beyond mere contemplation, urging us to take part and touch these captured moments. The distinct combinations of colour and form naturally appeals to the observer’s eye – without need for context. Her eye captures neglected, damaged and discarded objects or materials and brings the depth of time into the forefront. In a world where most things are short lived, few things are meant to last. Here she gives their underlying stories a chance to be reconsidered. Shoky van der Horst challenges the concept of beauty.