Margaret Lansink — body maps

the skin does not lie:

it’s a person’s age map;

it’s the paper where his choices, failures, passions, fears are written on.

the body defines ourselves, it stratifies and heals the passing of time under veils, blankets and hidings.

as the trunk to the trees.

Photos by Margaret Lansink
Project and handcrafted realization by Origini edizioni

23 photos b/w + 10 photos into a small issue (4 colors)
24 pages | 42 x 28 cm
Edition of 150 | signed and numbered | including 30 collector’s copies
Paper: Selena New Ivory Burgo 95 gr + Pergamenata Naturale Fedrigoni Ivory 90 gr + Cromática Thieberge & Comar Turquoise 90 gr + white and golden tissue papers 30 gr
Language: English

€ 75,00 + shipping


Collector’s edition of 30 copies
book and print on baryta paper, 18 x 13 cm

printed in the darkroom by Margaret Lansink

€ 200,00 SOLD OUT

print on baryta paper (13×18 cm) from the collector’s edition of 30

Take it, trace it, map it


In every phase of life, the essence is different. But what is the essence of life when you grow older? When you pass a certain age which seems to be a signal for society to move you to its fringes? At the same time, you still have the desire to be seen, to be recognized by that same society. For what you are. For who you are.



Do you hide your real age (if needed by cosmetic interventions), do you accept or do you even fight these (unwritten) rules of society. Body maps is Lansink’s visual interpretation of this ambivalence showing compassion for women in this later stage of life. When aging and the visible traces of life are evident. Do you hide these traces and scars or do you show and cherish them as memories of life?

Lansink interconnects these very feminine images with a close-up of traces from Mother Nature where human intervention has left a deep impact. Contemplating if we better not intervene with these natural processes of aging but instead show respect and embrace its outcome.

Margaret Lansink — body maps