Inside (do we ever know what goes on…)

Can we really know what goes on inside someone else? Physically, mentally, emotionally? Inner worlds are fascinating, mysterious and the gateway to our personal freedom…through light and darkness.

inside - Elsbeth van der Poel


Hello Crohn

The adventures in digital collaging continues…. capturing my mum’s determination to see the beauty in life, while Crohn’s would always be present.

hellocrohn Elsbeth van der Poel

Project-M – digital collages

mama crohns Elsbeth van der Poelmama crohns2 Elsbeth van der Poelmama in purple Elsbeth van der Poel


My mum was a very beautiful and strong woman, who choose life even when Crohn’s (or the horrible side-effect of drugs) made her live in agony. Her brother and my uncle, Jan Wendt, took these photos and when I miss having my mum in my life it is very comforting to be able to use these photos. In this way she will remain an important part in my life ❤