Hendrik Hol biography
I am born in the city of Venlo [Tegelen] in the Netherlands in 1962 and live in the city of Amsterdam. I am a photographer [abstract, documentary, landscape and portraitist], writer [ essayist, novelist, philosopher, poet], graphic designer and publisher in one.
Through the various menu’s you can have a look at my work – the photography, the poetry, some prose, essays on art, politics and other subjects. The accompanying photographs and graphics are all self made, unless stated otherwise.
As a photographer I am working international and I am increasingly underway to capture diverse cultures. Then I make a new publication wherein photography, essays and poetry are combined into one whole.
I am educated as a social-cultural worker and also studied Cultural Studies and Business Administration at the Open University and the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization on “The Policy of Arts [in the Netherlands].” I worked as a curator – exhibition maker – at the Dutch Film Museum [now Eye Film], as a Change Manager for the University of Amsterdam and as a Customer Relationship Manager at the ING Bank Netherlands.
As a photographer and writer I am self-taught, although I participated in various workshops on analogue film development and printing techniques in my late teens and early twenties. I got my first camera [a Fujica SP2] when I was eight, so I was captured with photo fever in my childhood. I also had training in writing essays and poetry.
So far I have published eight books:
– Blauwe Aarde – Blue Earth  a novel – Dutch
– Catcher of Light – Vanger van Licht  a photo book – English and Dutch
– Tijdschrijver MMX  collected poetry – Dutch
– Volcano’s View  a photo book – English
– Greecis  a photo book – English
– Willekeur 1 – 20  computer generated poetry – Dutch
– Timewriter MMXV  collected poetry – English
– At Random 1 – 20  computer generated poetry – English
7 of these are currently available as digital downloads and in printed form in the web shop [except the novel “Blauwe Aarde”]. Currently I am working on two new publications.
In the web shop you can also buy analogue and digital photo prints of my work.
I wish you do enjoy reading and viewing my work. If you want to speak with me, please do contact. I do look forward to our acquaintance. See the contact page for information how to contact me.