'If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture'

- Richard Avedon

The first real evidence of Anouk holding a camera dates back to 2005. But there are clear memories of Anouk holding a small analogue Nikon camera of years before. You could say she has always had a feeling for it. After seeing the exhibition of Richard Avedon in FOAM Amsterdam in 2009 the spark got lighted again. Whereas she first studied Art Science at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and finished her Bachelor there. Her path led her to graduating at the Fotoacademie of Amsterdam in 2017. Not surprisingly that her road took this turn since Anouk is always been a strong visual thinker. Anouk her photo work is best described as poetic, honest, pure and straight from the heart. Other words that might occur while looking to her work are: disarming, raw in a romantic way and intimate. With her photos Anouk takes you with her to see the world as she does, beauty in the little things around us (how cliché that may sound). Anouk creates a world which is colorful, playful and full of light. She wants you to feel it too.