Jeroen Hofman (NL, 1976)
Whether documenting the city parks of Amsterdam and Rotterdam or the Frisian islands, Jeroen Hofman has a particular method: he photographs 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.
For his latest project, Unwind, Hofman 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.
Hofman graduated from the Royal Academy of the Art The Hague in 2002. Hofman regularly works for magazines and newspapers such as Vrij Nederland, de Volkskrant and Linda. in 2011 he published his first book, ‘Playground’, a topography of the terrains where special forces do drills in case of a terrorist attack or other calamities.