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.
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”.
- Submission of work to the Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria
- “Mata Hari” included in the permanent photo collection of the Ovar museum, Portugal
- Article in Dutch Newspaper, Dordrecht, NL
- Work published in Visions Libres Magazine, edition Provocateur
- Winner of the official Audience Award, Grand Grant exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
- Grand Grant exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
- Exhibition for Applied Photography examination in Rotterdam, NL
- Portfolio for examination exhibition Rotterdam
- Workshop Studio Photography, The Photographic Society of Singapore
- Workshop Spiritual Art, Artist Bob Tomanovic, Rotterdam
- Workshop Painting II, Artist Marjo van Soest, Museum Schiedam
- 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)
- 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)