Mirjan van der Meer
Born in Frisia (The Netherlands)
Autumn, November 1987
Roaming the Northern lands of mist & its mysteries
Grew up as a farmer’s daughter surrounded by nature
Inspired by Sigur Rós, John Keats, J.R.R Tolkien, Marianne Fredriksson & BBC Costume drama
Nature is key
My mind is able to drift and my heart is able to create
A wanderer in solitude
I shoot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II & my favourite lens is the Canon EF 35mm, 1.4.
My images are (mostly) taken in Frisia (Friesland), a province in the North, situated in the Netherlands.
I usually go by bicycle and explore the grounds packed with my gear.
Usually dressed as if travelled through time, wearing clothes I love to wear (in stillness).
I get up (very) early, capturing the first rays of sunlight.
When a thick mist covers the world, I’m in heaven.
When sheep are grazing the fields, I smile.
I am home.
“As an artist I ask you kindly not to use any of my work without my consent, thank you.”
2018 – March 3 until 18th of March – Kortrijk, Natural UNnatural (Belgium)
2018 – April until October – Akkrum, Kunstwandelroute / LF2018 (The Netherlands, Frisia)
2016 – Zwevegem, In Love with Beauty (Belgium)
2013 – Akkrum, De Innerlijke Bron (The Netherlands)
2009 – Nantes, MelanieRio Gallery (France)
2007 – Groningen, De Jongens Ronner (The Netherlands)
Book covers abroad: here
Dutch book covers: here
2017 (magazine) – Rucksack / The Winter Issue – Volume 1 – Red Coat in collaboration with Frederique Peckelsen
2016 (radio) – Radio 1, Bar du Matin (Belgium)
2013 (television) – Kunststof TV + Paolo Giordano
2013 (television) – TV Omroep Max
2013 (newspaper) – Leeuwarden Courant
2013 (magazine) – BODY China Interview
2009 (television) – Omrop Fryslân
2009 (newspaper) – NRC NEXT
2008 (magazine) – Homeland China Cover + Interview
2016 – images for Watersport Camping Heeg, collaboration with Ingeborg (Hollandse Meesters) & Marieke (Pimpelwit)
2014 – images for BRYCK Lifestyle
2009 – images for Noorderlicht (Groningen, The Netherlands)
2008 – image for a project about ‘cats‘: “Chats” by Anny Duperey (France)