GET TO KNOW ME: RIK GROENLAND

I’m Rik Groenland (1984, Heerhugowaard), a photographer who dove into the world of analog photography in 2012.

Starting with 35mm to see how it works and now into the realms of medium format for its unique look and feel.

The goal was to create photos from A to Z. So I took a DIY learning approach to shooting, developing film and developing paper. The eventual goal is to create inspiring photos for people’s walls.

In 2018 I started my 52 rolls project. I wanted to shoot more film and I felt like this was the way to do it. So I set myself the goal to shoot, develop and publish photos from at least one roll of film per week, every week.

This way of pushing myself has so far enabled me to develop my workflow and try out new things. Especially on weeks where inspiration was non-existent. I even started doing something I feared for quite some time, making analog portraits of people. With a one light setup I try to make raw and real portraits of people. I’m still learning every day… 

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