Erik Hijweege

  • Erik Hijweege (1963) worked as an advertising agency strategist for twelve years before deciding in 1998 to follow his heart and become a photographer. Since then he has been working on commission and producing personal work. In 2004 he published Noir, a book of photographs offering a penetrating insight into the lives of the African SAN and albinos. In 2012 the Netherlands photographed as a miniature took centre stage in his book Holland.

    Since 2013 Hijweege has been using the 19th century wet plate collodion process for his personal work. In October 2014 he published his first book of collodion positives Een eigen gezicht. In Endangered (November 2014) threatened animals take centre stage in a frozen form.