Simone van de Loo’s artworks consist of photographs into which she has inserted miniature model-kit figures that function as imaginary actors, interacting with real persons or like actors on a stage populating scenes otherwise bereft of humans. At first sight, the additional actors do not necessarily catch the eye, as they have been carefully inserted to scale, with the requisite shadows, reflections, etc. all created. By adding further persons to the image, Simone undermines the photographic moment, opening the image up for another possible reality. Do these imaginary figures stem from a different world, a different time, from the mind of the artist or the viewer? Simone is fascinated by chance meetings. Often she takes as her backdrops everyday situations in cities, railway stations, and, on rare occasions, special buildings. Here, ruins come to life because figures crop up in them like ghosts of past inhabitants.