I’m a Dutch photographer working in the Netherlands, in Berlin and where life takes me. I completed my study with a Bachelor in Media Art and Photography at the Art Academy in Groningen (NL). In 2002 I moved to Rotterdam where I started to document women with breast cancer. For many years I organized photography projects at schools and I was a mentor at the Fotoacademie. In 2009 I had a solo exhibition about the Maastunnel at Historisch Museum Rotterdam and from Galerie Hommes I received a commission to photograph the transformation of the area Oud-Charlois.
Since 2012 I spend a lot of my time in Berlin. In the beginning I worked outdoors, capturing funny and absurd moments of everyday life. Using my grandfather’s old transport bike as a mobile shop, I sold my street photos at markets and events. In 2015 I launched, as an experiment, my first of what was to become a series of Pop-Up Photo Studios, to interact directly and spontaneously with people on the street. You can read some stories behind these portraits on my blog.
At the moment I don’t work in a permanent studio. Instead, I have moved my work area to home shooting. Which means that I will come to people’s homes (or office, or another location of choice) and shoot their portrait. I’ve been doing this for a while now and I have enough experience to say that I can photograph (almost!) anywhere. I love the challenge of not knowing where my next photo session will be. It’s a lot of improvising and creating in the moment but that is exactly what my work is all about.
I strongly believe that every human being is unique and therefore a work of art.
So, if you want creative portraits of yourself, your friend, your dog, your brand or at your event, want to buy a gift voucher, or you have some other crazy ideas, just write me an email: email@example.com
I’m happy to hear from you!
“Fixing instances of happy chaos and mirthful chance, Marga’s work celebrates the freakery of the every-day and the weirdness at the heart of the normal.” – Tim Luscombe, British writer and director.
kind words about my photos