Ingrid Baars creates elegant portraits that are enigmatic and intangible at the same time. She's a photographer, she paints and digitally manipulates her work in search of the beauty of the feminine body.
René Bosch started to work as a free-lance photographer in 1994. "Actually everything has something of beauty within itself and a certain energy, if you look at it in a specific way. I'm intrigued by this search for beauty and try every day to look at things in a new way."
Angèle Etoundi Essamba
Angèle Etoundi Essamba originating from Cameroon has been living and working in Amsterdam for years. She was educated at the School for Professional Photography in the Hague and had many exhibitions worldwide. The human being, especially the Black Woman, is a central theme in her work.
Thijs van Gils
Thijs van Gils uses different techniques to create an "alternative reality" for his models. Pictures are sometimes hand printed, toned, bleached, coloured, scanned and recoloured, others were processed by computer for hours. "A tribute to the beauty of the human form is the essence of my work.", van Gils says.
Carli Hermès, Bournemouth School of Art, England, has no ethical objections against the use of computers to alter his pictures, considering this being part of modern photography. In this way he is able to create outstanding images that would otherwise never be possible.
Barend van Herpe and Annemarie van der Heijden
"Portraits are our first love. To bring out the essence through a contrast in styling. Invite the viewer to look for the story behind the image"
Erik en Petra Hesmerg
Petra and Erik Hesmerg are specialized and passionate about photographing 3-dimensional objects for museums, architects, galleries and art collectors. They made amazing photographs of sculptures of Auguste Rodin, John Chamberlain and Ron Arad.
Wubbo de Jong
For thirty years Wubbo de Jong was the number-one documentary photographer for daily newspaper Het Parool. In 1990 he received the prestigious Silver Camera Award for his picture "The Kiss", a Romanian soldier saying good-bye to his lover. A year later he was chosen photojournalist of the year. De Jong died in July 2002, age 56, just before publication of his photo book "Amsterdam and the Rest of the World".
Henk van der Leeden
Henk van der Leeden discovered photography in 1967 and became a freelance photographer in 1970. He specializes in reportage, portrait and travel photography both in colour and black and white. He has worked for different international magazines, airlines and tourist boards and has exhibitions world wide.
Bart van Leeuwen
Bart van Leeuwen published his first pictures in underground magazine Hitweek in 1967. Inspired by film noir and Italian neorealism he developed a narrative, cinematographic style and worked for magazines and advertising agencies worldwide, shooting fashion stories, advertising campaigns and portraits.
Berry Lusink graduated from the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in 1993. After four years of assisting she started as a freelance photographer. She specializes in portrait, fashion and travel features. In her pictures the aesthetics of the image are emphasized.
Jan Luijk started photographing in the early 90's. He works for leading Dutch glossy magazines like Elegance, Residence and Elle as a still-photographer in the fields of fashion and food.
Since 1985 his images have appeared in international fashion and art magazines.
They allways stand out: Thanks to a combination of technique, lighting and unique vision on people.
Marcel Molle graduated from the School for Photography in The Hague with a documentary on communist Romania. He worked as a photojournalist for a major Dutch newspaper and was rewarded in 2000 with the Silver Camera for the best newsphoto 1999 and honoured as photojournalist of the year 2000. After that he transformed to a more commercial way of photography and works now for some leading advertising agencies in the Netherlands.
Belgian born Lieve Prins completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Breda (The Netherlands) and took courses on audio and visual communication at the Film Academy of Amsterdam. She is internationally considered as a pioneer in copy art, discovering the unexpected possibilities of copiers some 25 years ago. Recently she used a scanner to express her feelings about life.
Maarten Schets became a photographer out of curiosity and a desire for the exotic and the unknown. During his travels as an internationally acknowledged fashion photographer, he became fascinated by the power and majesty of nature and the insignificance of mankind and everything we create.
Jan Willem Scholten
Jan Willem Scholten is working in the international advertising business for more than 20 years, specialized in car and landscape photography. Nominated in 2007 and 2008 as one of the best advertising photographers worldwide (published by Lurzers Archive). Photography speaks by itself and doesn't need words otherwise he would be a copywriter.
Things that cease to exist, battered materials and decay. Like many other artists Ellen Spijkstra is inspired by time. In the tropics it does not take long before stone walls start to fall apart, steel rusts and paint peels off. Bright colors of ships, reflected beautifully, sometimes mysterious, in water, reveal even more layers of texture, light and color.
Cornelie Tollens' work has been published in lifestyle and art magazines. She is also been commissioned to create work for international companies. Her goal: the printed image must catch the eye - be it on the page of the latest glossies or mounted on the museum wall. Tollens toys with her beholders, she stimulates and seduces us. Beyond this is the incessant play between sexes, between exhibitionism and voyeurism, between hide and reveal.
After graduating from the School for Photography in The Hague in 1985, Gerard Wessel became very well known with his black-and-white photographs of youth culture in the Netherlands during the 80's and 90's and his photographs of Dutch rock star Herman Brood.
Anneliese Wolf initially worked as a photographer in the world of visual arts, improvised music and dance.
After she lived for many years in the French countryside, her work became more allegoric and spiritual. Her current photography tends towards the abstract.