Cara Louwman (the Netherlands, 1967) is an autonome photographer, specialized in creating images that tells a story. Inspired by her personal memories and influenced by different cultures, like India and Austria where she has lived, she uses conceptual photography as a mean to stage an idea. Cara's photographs are characterized by the use of multiple layers. Sometimes literally, as in her photo collages, where she creates images with the computer which are other than a direct representation of what was in front of the lens. In short, her work can be characterized as painting with photography.
Recurring theme is identity: I am who I am, that's all there is. Connecting themes to this are the influences of different cultures on our identity, how to be remembered, the realization that ultimately we stand alone, the visualization of moods.
In July 2017, she has completed her HBO-study Photographic Design at the University of Applied Photography.