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Exhibition in 3D

We made a virtual tour for my solo exhibition ‘Eiland’ over at Fotomuseum Den Haag. You can visit the 3D tour with this link. The exhibition can be seen in person until June 19th.

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Halfway the Solo exhibition

You can still visit my first exhibition at Fotomuseum The Hague, one more month to go until the 19th of June. A lot of visitors and the book is also selling fast. I didn’t expect this: totally overwhelmed by the wonderful overall response, private messages and islandlovers who visit the exhibition multiple times.

Arrival, Ameland 2019

My new book ‘EILAND’

Impressive homage to the West Frisian Islands by photographer Jeroen Hofman , you can order your copy here

“Moving from A to B with the ferry across the open water feels grandiose. Standing at the railing on the outer deck, the mainland disappearing behind you and the island slowly looming up in front of you, something strange happens. A tranquillity came over me that I had never experienced before. A new world lay at my feet.”

 Jeroen Hofman



Photographer Jeroen Hofman worked for years in all weathers on this magnum opus, capturing the Dutch islands in monumental images like a contemporary painter. All the photos were taken from an aerial platform, which enabled him to capture the landscape and the horizon in a very special way. 

An island has a mythical appeal to man and the imagination. This book celebrates and depicts the longing for an island as a place of rest, nature and seclusion. 

With text contributions by journalist and writer Arnold van Bruggen, who lives on Texel and made the iconic book The Sochi Project together with Rob Hornstra, and by Willemijn van der Zwaan, curator at Fotomuseum Den Haag. 

Publication at the solo exhibition of the same name at Fotomuseum Den Haag, from 19 March until 19 June 2022.

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