Vera van Almen is a Dutch Photographer born in 1986. She graduated at the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2017.
Her work shows us her fragile view on life, handling subjects like loss and desire.
Her aesthetic eye shows that tragedy and beauty are always intertwined.
She is inspired by the Japanese philosophy “mono no aware”: the beauty of transience.
Embracing contingency and appreciation of the unpredictable are of great value in her working process. By allowing the unpredictable to happen she can transcend the conventional process of creating an image. It enables her to conceive the unexpected without the interference and limitations of her ratio.
Analogue techniques are eminently suitable to explore contingency in the process of creating images. That's why she just loves analogue photography, especially polaroid.