ABOUT ANNEMARIE

annemarie hoogwoud – photographic expressionist

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”— Maya Angelou

Bio

Annemarie Hoogwoud (1962), born and raised in Amsterdam, lives and works in the north, 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. As a painter uses brush and paint, Annemarie works as a painter with the landscape and the camera to create her images.

The combination of images and words characterizes her work.

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.


Artist statement

Taking time is the common thread in my work. By taking my time, I slow down my steps and seek for silence. I imagine and verbalize what touches me in it, and share it with the world. I call it photographic expression.

Through the process of creation I explore who I am essentially and create space within myself. With the imagination and verbalization of this I start to see more and look differently. With this different view I also hope to inspire others to look for 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.

I mainly work in series, in order to get to the essence and to be able to show the story, which wants to be depicted and verbalized, in its full extent.

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.

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photo: Jeannette Wouthuis Fotografie


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