Kim J. Vermeulen
I am a British born artist-photographer, now based in the Netherlands. I am an experienced professional photographer having worked in this field for 20 years.
My preferred approach of photography is a form of meditation; I am present, focused in space and time through my lens whilst quietly receptive to everything. In my practice I like to contemplate experiences, sometimes the reflection is after the image making impulse has been satisfied, often it is in parallel, and then I also plan and project my ideas.
I am often attracted to a sense of the mysterious and the ancient and folklore, through these themes I have the freedom to observe, wonder, daydream, and craft my perceptions.
I have a Master’s Degree in Photography (2012) from the University of Central Lancashire. I undertook my master’s degree with the aim to better undertake the ‘Art of the Project’, where I can utilise my photography for the earnest representation of subject, within a researched framework that is also essentially limitless, allowing a blurring of subjectivity and objectivity, experience and experiment, documentary, and aesthetic. I enjoy the academic study of photography examining the theory of the image, its creation, distribution, and audience.
I have a BA with honours in Photography (2007) from Blackpool and The Fylde Collage.
I have exhibited works across the UK since 2006, including being selected for The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 157.
My most recent project, ‘Seeking the Ancestors’ explores ancient histories, stories, myths and legends, both real and imagined. Other works include, ‘Toxic Paradise’, a work addressing the difficult task of visually representing psychological abuse, ‘iamBreastfeeding’, is a participatory project considering contemporary constructed ideas of motherhood, with 57 mothers spanning 2 years, and ‘The Red Balloon,’ which is a project made together with her eldest daughter about her chronic kidney disease.
Exhibitions & Competition Awards
2019: Milieu, Kulturhus, Epe, The Netherlands.
2016: iamBreastfeeding, The Solaris Center, Blackpool, UK
2015: The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158, Shortlisted
2015: Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives, Grange Hotel, UK
2014 – 2015 : The Royal Photographic Society the International Print Exhibition 157, the Berkeley Gallery, the Greenwich Heritage Center, London, UK – Followed by UK Tour
2014: MA Photography (Alumni), Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, UK
2014: Chinese Lives in Lancashire: A Photographic Perspective, Museum of Lancashire, UK – Followed by Lancashire Tour.
2013: Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives, Grange Hotel, UK
2013: Reflections, Cube Gallery, Manchester, UK
2013: Hugo & The Tarot of Dianic Initiation, Samlesbury Hall, Preston, UK
2012: Boundaries: Photographic Conversations with the Global, Cube Gallery, Manchester, UK
2011: Photographer of the Year 2011, Action & Movement Shortlist, UK
2010: Around the World in 80 days, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2007: 30 Pictures of Joe, Village Underground, London, UK
2006: Blackpool, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK and First Prize Competition Winner
Horse, Dog & Cat slave
Cappuccino with lots of sugar
English tea, milk, no sugar
Jane Austin & Bronte Sisters
The sound of the ocean (like back home)
Knights & Castles
Kendo (a Japanese martial art – I represented the UK)
Earth will survive, we may not.
© 2018 Kim J. Vermeulen