What happens at that last brief moment of solitude before the curtain rises?
Sometimes gradual, sometimes sudden in transformation, the camera captures the stillness that descends on stage performers backstage. The exterior pause belying the birth of new life fomenting within.

Annika Derksen is a Dutch photographer currently based in London producing works in which she employs documentary modes. The starting points of her projects often lie in curiosity towards that what is unknown to her. Using the camera as a tool to comprehend, Annika depicts her personal encounters through photographs.