Ed Hoogenboom is an autonomous photographer. Besides his work as a photographer he works for a welfare institution in Parkstad. He studied at the ‘Fotovakschool’ in Apeldoorn (NL) and at the ‘Academie voor Schone Kunsten’ in Hasselt (B). For many years already Ed is a member of the collective of autonomous photographers F68.
About his work:
‘I mainly make my photographs in the Euregio within the Aachen (D)-Maastricht (NL)-Liege (B) triangle. I often visit the same places over again. This enables me to see not only the physical change of the environment but also the social and economic change. ‘Everything is constantly moving’. My work is contemplative and in fits and starts even poetic. Wandering through the region I collect ‘images’ which I set out to series in later stage. Constantly recurring topics in my work are: o Portraits and street photography o Landscapes (city landscapes, industrial landscapes and nature) o Still lives; detailed pictures of city elements, old premises or factories. Over the last years I started to experiment: I combine several photos in a frame, which gives me the possibility to work in a more associative way.’