Jeroen van Rooijen

About me

Jeroen van Rooijen

My name is Jeroen van Rooijen and I am a Dutch landscape photographer. I recently graduated my study  ‘Applied Photography and Visual Communication’ at the Fotovakschool located at Apeldoorn.

I get a lot of inspiration from nature, here I feel free and happier than ever. Everyday reality, on the other hand, is much harsher. Today, the human stamp on nature is strongly present, including in the form of climate change. As a photographer, I want to convey the world as it is constructed and the way we interact with it as a society in stories that evoke emotion. The world is naturally beautiful, but we as humans affect it. I want to visualize this interaction.

My story

As a photographer I am drawn to create in an aesthetic way. Through this approach I like to build a deeper connection between the viewer and the subject. Lately I'm pointing my interest in environmental issues. In my opinion the role of art is crucial when bringing attention to a heavy topic such as climate change.  

From 2017 untill 2021 I studied ‘Applied Photography and Visual Communication’ at the Fotovakschool. In those years I developed my own style and voice as a photographer. The most important thing I learned is how to use photography to tell stories. Rather then thinking in a single image, I like to create a serie of images which evoke strong emotions to the viewer.

 

Experience

2022 / Photographer for Wild Entrust & Botswana Predator Conservation

Education

2017-21 / ‘Applied Photography and Visual Communication’ / Fotovakschool, Apeldoorn

2020-21 / Internship Nature Talks

Publications

2022 / GUP New talent 2022

2021 / 'AREA2021' Graduation Catalogue

2021 / Avondfotografie Interview Climate Conflict

2019 / Nomadict Interview

Exhibitions

2021 / 'AREA2021' Graduation / Loods 6, Amsterdam