Alicia Hoogveld | Calgary, AB Canada
I am 24 year old portrait and fine art photographer based in Calgary, AB.
I graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design's photography program with a Bachelor of Design in May, 2009 where I received the Peter Boyd purchase award in 2008.
With an extensive background in Calgary's indie music scene, I am drawn to exploring other musicians/artists walks of life with my camera. I especially enjoy capturing musicians in their most raw moments, playing live, or in their studios.
It is extremely important for me that my work is honest, and for my portraits to accurately reflect the person I am shooting. I love to enter my subject's natural space, and explore it as a backdrop in order to understand them, and therefore amplify their character better.I am inspired by strength, passion, and creativity. Although I have spent time doing studio work, my true love lives in the rawness of reality.
Shooting on location gives me a sense of appreciation and understanding for the world around me.
I draw special inspiration from femininity, natural light, and exploring "the self". Most recently I have begun a series of personal self-portraits called "The Passions of Alicia", which are revealing my inner-most thoughts, desires and sexuality.