annemarie hoogwoud | photographic artist
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”— Maya Angelou
Annemarie Hoogwoud (1962), born and raised in Amsterdam, lives and works in the north of the country, in Friesland. She is 15 years old when her neighbour takes her into his world of (landscape) photography. Since then, the camera has not left her life.
After completing the professional photography training at the Dutch Fotovakschool in Apeldoorn in the late 1990s, she follows various in-depth courses in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
In those early years she is mainly concerned with recording the design of the landscape; she photographs from the outside in with an accurate portrayal of what she sees as a goal. Gradually that started to change and she started shooting more and more from the inside out, using the landscape as a means of expressing how she looks and feels about that which touches her.
In 2018 she published her book The Quest – a photographic journey based on the novel Night train to Lisbon.
Annemarie creates independent work, works on commission, gives lectures, organizes workshops and exhibits in galleries.
'by taking the time you'll see more and look differently'
Taking time is the common thread in my work. I imagine and express what touches me and share it with the world.
For me the landscape is a means of expressing how I look and feel about what touches me. The way a painter uses brush and paint, I paint with the landscape and my camera to create my images.
With this different view, I hope to inspire others to explore what touches them.
We live in a rushed world. Everything seems to be happening at a fast pace. Taking the time for something shifts far into the background as a result. It is a pace that challenges me to deal with, to continue to follow my own path and rhythm and to slow down, because it is necessary. After all, by taking the time I will see more and look differently.
In a sometimes hectic, restless and hard world, I hope that my images inspire you to stand still, evoke an emotion and invite you to reflect on what is seen.
photo: Jeannette Wouthuis Fotografie