My name is Annemarie Hoogwoud, born and raised in Amsterdam and now, after some wanderings, I live in the north, in Friesland. When I was 15 years old my neighbor introduced me into his world of photography. Night after night I watched slides of his trips to Iceland and Greenland. He also gave me my first camera. That's where my passion for photography started.
From my classical landscape photography background and my search for the essence of what is I discovered the more abstract side of the landscape and started to see more and more poetry in the landscape. I try to use the landscape, light, colour and composition in such a way that emotion, softness and aesthetics coincide and the beauty from the mundane unfolds naturally. I call it visual poetry.
In a sometimes hectic, restless and harsh world, I hope that my images inspire you to stand still, evoke an emotion and to reflect. By taking the time you will see more and look differently.
I work on commission and sell my art to companies and individuals. My dream, and the ultimate compliment, is that my art photos will be hung on the wall.
My personal photographic journey is captured in photo book The Quest and published by Lecturis. The story and a preview of the book can be found here on the site.
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