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SILVER Award, ADCN

I am happy to announce that my series, Bereft City, have won a Silver award at ADCN (Dutch Creativity Awards). Together with Micha Bruinvels and Hazazah we received this award during a special Award ceremony.

Jeroen van den Idsert, me, and Micha Bruinvels

Jury point of view

Besides craft, which obviously had to be flawless in execution, the jury looked at the deeper story behind a picture/campaign and the way the photographer brought this story to life. Secondly, the jury looked at cultural and social relevance and a fresh progressive approach.

SILVER Award, ADCN, “Zilveren Lamp”

Personal Feedback

An example of exceptional craftsmanship. Each of the images is executed to perfection and shows a highly skilled photographer with a great eye for storytelling. The approach of telling an often old, but ever important story in this way really stood out. The desolated, eerie spaces, normally full of people, give room for the viewer to visualise these dark times their own way. The Jury’s only concern is, without any caption you might miss the full story. We also hope these images will be presented in large print.

Summer exhibition / Bildhalle

As a dear friend of Bildhalle Gallery my artworks were added as a late contribution to the group show OCEAN. If you have a chance to visit the beautiful gallery Bildhalle in Zurich plan your trip around august 27. There will be a summer reception from 18-21 H.

OCEAN Group show

Returning after the summer holidays, Bildhalle would like to invite you to a summer apéro at our gallery and give all interested visitors who missed the opening at the beginning of summer the opportunity to enjoy our group exhibition OCEAN. We include works by ten artists who explore the motif of the ocean, each with a different aesthetic approach. 

Zeeland, Roelshoek 2020, Bildhalle

OCEAN / Bildhalle: For thousands of years, people of all civilizations have been intrigued by the ocean and have pictured it in a diversity of artistic forms. The ocean is the source of life on earth and symbolic of the unbounded spectrum of animate being. The infinite movement of these masses of water also symbolizes stability. Conversely, the oceans may also stand for formlessness and chaos and, in the interpretation of dreams, for the collective and personal unconscious.

Mirjam Cavegn and me, Bildhalle Zurich

AMY FRIEND / MARTIN BOGREN / THIRZA SCHAAP / ALBARRÁN CABRERA / SANDRO DIENER / JEFFREY CONLEY / THOMAS HOEPKER / PAUL CUPIDO / RENATO D’AGOSTIN / JEROEN HOFMAN

Summertime!

Finally there was an opportunity to shoot some beach scenes for my Zeeland project. Although the timeframe was short I managed to capture the coast of Walcheren en Zeeuws Vlaanderen in full glory. Long hours of waiting paid off. I am looking forward to show some of these new images in large format prints at the upcoming artfairs. Have a look, and I hope you will still be able to find some detail.

Breskens, Zeeuws Vlaanderen

About me

Jeroen Hofman 1976 — The Netherlands

THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN AERIAL PLATFORM

Whether documenting the city parks of Amsterdam and Rotterdam or the Frisian islands, I have a particular method: working from up high, standing on an elevated platform. The trouble of renting a hydraulic hoist for every shoot pays off: seen from a bird’s eye view, the architecture of the parks, or the vastness and tranquility of the islands, become clearly visible. It’s a height at which you can no longer understand what the people below are saying and the birds above you are just out of reach.

photo by Koos Breukel

For my latest project, ‘EILAND’, I visited the Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea. They are a popular tourist destination in the Netherlands. The islands are the perfect natural escape; a place where endless thoughts make way for endless horizons.

A few works have since been bought by private collectors and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its embassies. Much of my commercial work is offered to me by people who have seen my personal work and want to incorporate my style or aesthetic fingerprint into their products or projects.

For more info you can check this interview. © Koos de Wilt

Exhibitions & Awards

2022
'EILAND', Solo Exhibition, Fotomuseum Den Haag
2021
Silver Award, ADCN Awards, 'Bereft City'
2020
Lensculture Winner Critics' Choice Award
2020
Clervaux (L) Cité de l'image, Zeeland. Group Exhibition
2019
Haute Photographie Rotterdam, group exhibition
2018
PAN Amsterdam, group exhibition
2017
Noorderlicht Photofestival/NUCLEUS, Forensics, group exhibition
2016
Solo exhibition, 'Amsterdam Park', Amsterdam City Archives
2015
ADCN, Lamp, Portrait of Lieuwe van Gogh, Vrij Nedeland
2014
1st Price - Zilveren Camera - portrait single. Hans van Manen
2013
Grant, The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Amsterdam City Archives, documentary assignment 2013.
2012
AOP (UK), 'Best in Category' Hans van Manen, L'Homo magazine
2012
AOP (UK), gold
2011
Critical Mass, Photo Lucida
2010
PANL, Gold for ‘Playground’ , Members Choice for "Fashion Victims"
2010
Honorable Mention New York Photofestival - Photographic Book
2009
Grant - Fonds Anna Cornelis
2009
Grant - Stichting Sem Presser Archief

Publications & Monographs

Publications & Monographs