Friso Boven (1986) is a pure visual thinker. Thoughts, concepts and stories arise entirely in forms and images, which he captures and expresses in various widely diverse photographic styles.
Although born in Groningen, Friso was raised in Kano, Manchester, Seoul and New Delhi, driving him to further develop his skills rapidly. Consequently, he learned to express himself by drawing and later through photography. Friso is one of the rare self-taught photographers whose work has been acquired by both the Caldic Collection as the AkzoNobel Art Foundation.
Boven’s work covers a wide variety of genres, themes and styles. From fashion photography to autonomous art, from improvised street photography to staged studio sessions. His work is known for his highly original use of perspective, emotional engagement and an inexhaustible interest in people. Each of his images serve as an invitation to look at the world from another angle and always allow the possibility to shed a different light on the subject.