STEK1 and STEK 2 are two short photo albums that I made in 1999 and 2000 with Alexandra Rouppe van der Voort ( We immersed ourselves in the nature of nature, a plant, a tree. In STEK1 we are born as a plant, in STEK2 the plants have fallen ill and are healed with human help.


STEK is a collaborative project of visual artists Alexandra Rouppe van der Voort & Petra Vlasman.
‘We immersed ourselves in the essence of nature and identified ourselves with her.
From this perspective, we refer to the disastrous climate crisis and to man’s duty to safeguard the balance of today’s ecosystems.’


STEK is a reference to the human duty to open one’s eyes to the inevitable need for an active collaboration to stop the disastrous extinction of eco-systems.


Stek Photography by Bianca Hester and Mirna Ligthart