As a photographer, Anne Nobels captures what moves her, arising from her needs to share experiences, express feelings, tell stories, discuss topics or highlight beauty. These needs often arise from vulnerability. Her photographed images and the underlying themes are therefore often vulnerable in nature. By challenging herself to be vulnerable in her photos, Nobels encourages us as viewers to dare to be more vulnerable as well.
Nobels starts from a theme that concerns her at that moment. She investigates this theme both visually and substantively: she looks for how others depict this and for her own ways of recording this, and explores which substantive and symbolic meanings and associations are connected to this theme. She then retouches and combines the photos she takes where necessary, without losing the realistic and vulnerable character that makes her work unmistakably hers.
Anne Nobels (1993, Port Shepstone, South Africa) graduated in 2016 from the Fontys School of the Arts in Tilburg. She participated in group exhibitions at, among others, Galerie Pouloeuff (Naarden, 2019), Fotonale Brugge 2018, NEW Photo 2016 (5&33 Gallery Amsterdam) and ART Gouda 2016. Solo exhibitions of her work took place at HulstArt (2020), KULT Toonbeeld in Terneuzen ( 2019) and Mon Capitaine in Middelburg (2016). Her work has been published in GUP Magazine, HP / De Tijd and Luxiders magazine, among others. In 2018 she won the Kunstschouw Award and in 2019 the International Color Awards in the category ‘fine-art Nude’. Nobels currently lives and works in Koewacht, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.