Dutch photographer Astrid Verhoef stages scenes that verge on the surreal. Placing individuals and objects where they don’t seem to belong, moving the familiar into an unfamiliar landscape, her photographs seem to recontextualise normality. Juxtaposing human and object, Astrid examines identity and emotion in relation to modern society versus natural spaces.
Astrid’s work was part of Head On Photofestival 2016 (Sydney), Photoville 2012-2015 (New York), United Photo Industries’ (Super) Heroes exhibition at the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO Arts 2013 (New York), ), and IJFFF Photo- & Film festival 2012 (Amsterdam) . She was chosen by GUP Magazine as New Emerging Dutch Photo Talent 2013.
Her work was purchased by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and was published by Aesthetica Magazine (UK), New Dawn (NL), Metro New York, De Fotograaf (NL), Artworks Amsterdam, Art Takes Miami, Fonk Magazine(NL), and Internationale Kunst Heute 2016 (DE).
Astrid won Silver at New York Photo Festival’s Resolution 2014, and was nominated at the 9th Annual Color Awards 2016.