"I go out of the classic portrait. Men and women, women and men, and everything in between. I find it very interesting tension between the sexes; what it looks like and what it is not. There goes all my work. All these contradictions continue to fascinate me. " Ruud van der Peijl said in an interview with Style Today describing his handwriting as a photographer.
His work in fashion and his photographic work are bound by a fascination for the complex nature of identity role play: the tension between image and self-perception, between ideals and reality.