About Me

Hello!

My name is Edith Hoffman. I am a Fine Art Photographer.

Being born and raised in the south of the Netherlands, I have always been attracted to traveling and foreign cultures. Over the years I have lived in many countries like: Australia, Brunei, Philippines, UK, Oman, Japan, Singapore and Canada. This left a lasting impression on me and the way I am looking at and observing the world.

Twenty-five years ago I started with painting as a hobby and, only a few years ago, I switched over to photography.

Why photography?

I discovered that in photography the control of making what I have in mind is even stronger. Also, you have an image very quickly giving you instantly new inspiration. As I didn’t want to give up painting, I searched for ways to combine these passions into a personal style. That is why I want images to look like a painting, drawing or artwork.

When I start a project, I don’t always have a complete, preconceived idea of precisely what I am going to do. This kills my creativity. I simply surrender myself to the environment and the situation whilst waiting for that particular moment.

My main subject is people. I develop a very intense relationship with the people during my work. I want normal people to model and move in my work. It’s about emotions, feelings and motion what I find most important in my work. I especially regard those special moments of interaction and personal conversation. Some of these people modeling became friends. Working in this atmosphere, I become very energetic and receive lots of inspiration. By cherishing this special relationship between the model and myself, the work becomes effortless with a wonderful sense of freedom. For me, everyone is beautiful and unique; that is what I actively promote in my work.

I can’t wait to see where my journey will take me next. I sincerely hope you as my audience will follow me on this journey and enjoy what you see and discover what is next.

Ansel Adams: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”.
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Curriculum Vitae

2017

  • Submission of work to the Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria
  • Mata Hari” included in the permanent photo collection of the Ovar museum, Portugal

2016

  • Article in Dutch Newspaper, Dordrecht, NL
  • Work published in Visions Libres Magazine, edition Provocateur

2015

  • Winner of the official Audience Award, Grand Grant exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
  • Grand Grant exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
  • Exhibition for Applied Photography examination in Rotterdam, NL

2013

  • Portfolio for examination exhibition Rotterdam

2009

  • Workshop Studio Photography, The Photographic Society of Singapore

2002

  • Workshop Spiritual Art, Artist Bob Tomanovic, Rotterdam

1992

  • Workshop Painting II, Artist Marjo van Soest, Museum Schiedam

1991

  • Workshop Painting I, Artist Marjo van Soest, Museum Schiedam

Education / Development

Education and qualifications

  • University of Applied Photography, Creative Design, Rotterdam (2015)
  • School for Photography, Rotterdam (2013)

Other

  • Personal Training conducted by Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski in Mexico (2014)
  • Workshop photography using natural light by Mich Buschman in Garderen, NL (2016)
  • Workshop street photography in Amsterdam, NL (2016)
  • Workshop photography in Istanbul, Turkey (2015)