photographer

maarten heuver

‘I think, by observing them, it helped me as a man also to try my feminine side even more’

Bio

Maarten Heuver (he/him) 1992, born in Ommen, based in Amsterdam

Medium

Maarten his impressive black and white images are primarily created by using analog methods, where he skillfully plays with shapes and shadows. When people commonly seek escapism in forbidden fruit, Maarten often finds solace in serenity, tranquility, simplicity, and melancholy, in any setting he happens to be in.

Career

From a young age, Maarten has been captivated by graceful movements and the purest form of elegance. His works reveal Maarten's vulnerability, as his observation of femininity. Maarten captures his muses in a way that unveils their inner individuality, minimalism, and introspection. Maarten works mainly in Amsterdam, Paris and New York.

Maarten Heuver (1992, The Netherlands) is known for his impressive black and white images, primarily created using analog methods, where he skillfully plays with shapes and shadows.  When people commonly seek escapism in forbidden fruit, Maarten often finds solace in serenity, tranquility, simplicity, and melancholy, in any setting he happens to be in. This pursuit often leads him back to his hometown, where he feels a sense of stagnation and maintains a deep connection. He incorporates these desires and emotions into all of his projects. 
ELEGANT GAZE

While his escapism towards serenity remains the central theme in all of Maarten’s work, in his larger endeavors, he now intertwines it with his fascination for femininity. From a young age, he has been captivated by graceful movements and the purest form of elegance. His works reveal Maarten’s vulnerability, as his observation of femininity has allowed him to develop and accept his own identity. In the busyness of metropolitan environments, it often seems as though no one truly takes the time to follow their own path. Maarten captures his muses in a way that unveils their inner individuality, minimalism, and introspection.

Alter house collection

KEPT IN A BOWL

In the series ‘Kept In a Bowl,’ Maarten delves further into his own longing for serenity, tranquility, simplicity, and melancholy. However, he adds an extra dimension to this by answering the question at the moment when the pristine form of the untouched bowl serves as a mirror and translator of infinity. This thought-provoking series delves into the boundless potential of personal identity, framed within the curves of an untouched bowl, allowing you to contemplate the embrace or confinement of its form. Does the bowl enclose you, or does it restrict you?