Pim Leenen, born in 1985, is a Dutch photographer with a great passion for photography and everything the medium has to offer.
In the period from 2001 to 2005 I studied technical photography in Ede. Here I established a solid foundation for my photographic skills. I learned to print in the darkroom, did an internship at Studio Erwin Olaf and discovered my love for the profession.
Between 2005 and 2009 I studied at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), where I graduated with my Bachelor of Design in Photography. These years were crucial for my artistic development. I did an internship with Jaap Scheeren and my graduation project on the archaeology of the future was nominated for the Steenbergen Stipend.
Big scientific and existential questions are sources of inspiration for the creation of my work. I am fascinated by the transience of life. In my most recent work I show sunflowers at the moment when they have finished blooming but at the same time are full of new life in the form of huge amounts of seed.
My work has an experimental approach and can only renew itself when it escapes everything I already know or can think of. I combine age-old photographic processes with the latest possibilities digital photography has to offer in my search for new ways within the photographic process.
Contact for availability or other inquiries:
Stookplaats - Studio 0.30
1223 RB Hilversum