Hendrik Hol biography

[photograph Santorini Greece 2013 by Paola King Borrero]

I am born in the Netherlands in 1962 and live currently 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. My publishing company is called adamadams.

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 [an Olympus] 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 [2007] a novel – Dutch

Catcher of Light – Vanger van Licht [2009] a photo book – English and Dutch

Tijdschrijver MMX [2010] collected poetry – Dutch

Volcano’s View [2011] a photo book – English

Greecis [2014] a photo book – English

Willekeur 1 – 20 [2014] computer generated poetry – Dutch

Timewriter MMXV [2015] collected poetry – English

At Random 1 – 20 [2015] 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”]. At the present 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.

Sincerely

Hendrik Hol

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