About Tara

Bio

Photography and film give me an opportunity to fulfill my curiosity for the mysteries of everyday encounters. I am always interested in people’s vitality and fate, how we shape the world around us, and vice versa.

On an emotional and narrative level, I am interested in looking at human bonds and at people’s being, both physical and mental: love relationships, family, friendship, childhood, aging, physical fragility, sensuality, courage, desire and hope. I recognize that these are very broad themes. But it’s this universality that creates a bond, touches us as we recognize common existential questions and feelings. The stories I tell through my photographs or films don’t provide answers to these questions. Hopefully, they act as moments of contemplation and recognition. This open humanist focus is the common strand between my personal projects and my commissioned work. Whether I am photographing and filming on assignment or for personal work, my drive is to tell stories that touch and inspire people.

Age 47
Nationality Dutch
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Languages spoken Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Specialisations Portrait, Fine Art, Documentary

Other Networks

Current Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awards

2015

  • Pink Film Days

2014

  • OZU Doc Award
  • MIFA Moscow Awards. Honorable Mention
  • Prix de la Photographie. 2nd

2012

  • One Minute Film Award. 1st
  • IPA. Honorable mention

2008

  • Prix de la Photographie. Bronze
  • PANL. Silver

Exhibitions