Melanie Rijkers - BeeldVinder [fotograaf] - 21 July 1971 - Bakel, the Netherlands
Fine Art Photographer - ImageFinder
GKf and Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst & Cultuur (BKKC)
Since 2007 working together with photographer Hans van Nunen: Artstudio23.com
Owner/photographer at MeRy.nl/Artstudio23.com since 8/1996: Independant Fine Art Photographer to be hired for business events, artistic weddings, photo album design, art on canvas, big size photo art, pure portraits of mothers, family, baby, kids. Documentary and architecture photography. Fashion, glamour, models, pregnancy and artistic nude. Polaroid fan, but I also love Photoshop and iPhone apps!
A few big projects:
PURE. Proud young mothers age 16-22, 2006-2009
Red-On-Red, redhead days Breda, 2007-2012
Trash The Dress, organisor of group events since 2007, e.g. 99+ brides ran into the Northesea, 2009 - photographer of Mass Trash The Dress in Adelaide - photographer of Running of the Brides @ Niagara Falls, Canada
Organisor/curator of Halte Vlaszak exhibition during the Breda Photo Festival 2008, VAK ateliers.
Organisor/curator of the Best in Breda open studio route 23+24 October of the Breda Photo Festival 2010.
Sales at Cityfoto
1/1997 to 9/2007: Printing and developing analog and since 2005 also digital photos, designing birth announcement cards and wedding invitations, selling cameras, photoalbums, printing canvas art etc.
Before working part-time @ the last photo store I've had jobs with: One Hour Superphoto, Miss Selfridge and Circles clothing stores, Miniature City Madurodam's souvenir shop, check-out girl @ Edah supermarket and ofcourse I also was a newspaper-boy (girl ;) and worked on farmer's land to harvest strawberries, beans, asperges etc when being a young girl.
St. Joost Academy, Breda - Fine Art Photography
1992 to 1996
Sint Lucas Grahpic Design Academy
1988 to 1992
Peelland College Deurne (IVO - secondary school, type HAVO)
1983 to 1988
St. Willibrordusschool Bakel (elementary school)
1977 to 1983