Vera van Almen is a Dutch Photographer born in 1986. She graduated at the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2017.
Vera van Almen expresses an ephemeral view on life, handling concepts such as loss and desire. She is inspired by the Japanese phrase “mono no aware” – the realisation that all life and everything in existence is fleeting. Through this, van Almen finds beauty in 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.