conceptual photography

Surrealistic Realism | The Story is the source


As a conceptual photographer, my photography project always starts with amazement and wondering. Usually, this is about a socially relevant topic, such as the use of social media, the relationship between human and nature or the difference in experiencing the consequences of Corona. I immerse myself in the subject by thorough research and this story becomes the source of the new photography project. The new impulses of knowledge, the different views regarding the subject, the amazement about the daily and self-evident things in the world around us and the challenge to capture the story in a powerful image, give me inspiration. By presenting the discovered new insights in a surrealistically realistic way, I hope to evoke amazement by the viewer as well.

With my images I try to stimulate the viewer to think about his own relationship or opinion with respect to the subject: what is my relationship with nature? How did I experience a year of corona? How do I present myself on social media?

Can I help you capture a story in an image? Please let me know, and together we will search for the core of your story and the all-telling image. I’m looking forward to meeting you and getting amazed by your story!

My motto is "There is no such thing as reality, there is only perception".

Annemieke Tonnaer
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