NICO VAN DONGEN
Print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper
Edition: Artist Proof
16″ x 9″
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Everything is art. I am a designer and fine art photographer. My work celebrates common objects—personification through magnification. Disregarding gravity I hover with my camera like a bumblebee, revealing the seductive and whimsical. Removed from their environment, my subjects are reduced its most basic form and color, amplifying its intended purpose.
I wanted to explore the question, “Why are things that grow and reproduce the way they are?” That led naturally to the question, “Why is a flower a flower?” Suddenly, I felt that I had a whole new world to explore. I started researching photographers who have done similar work so that I could learn from their experience, such as Karl Blossfeldt, Edward Weston and Robert Mapplethorpe.
I earned my master’s of fine art in photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. I have been an educator for over 20 years as well as a practicing designer and photographer.