“Nature is paradisiacal, you could say, but it is in fact a jungle… it is one big struggle, one big fight”


Photographer Ruud van Empel was born in Breda, The Netherlands, in 1958. He studied at the St Joost Academy of Art, moving to Amsterdam in the late 1980s to work on his career as a visual artist. As one of the most pioneering and innovative contemporary digital photographers practising today, Ruud’s work is held in the collections of several major galleries and museums around the world and has been extensively exhibited.

“My idea was to construct a photograph that would look ordinary… but where everything was made up”
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Interview with Ruud van Empel
more in Digital Camera World – August 2019

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