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Erik Franssen

Photographer

My fascination with photography started in my high school darkroom in Heerlen, a provincial city in the south of the Netherlands, where I was born. When I graduated I moved to The Hague to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, also in The Netherlands. After assisting other photographers for a few years, I started as a freelancer in Amsterdam, mainly working in the field of editorial fashion photography. In 2007 I initiated my own artist in residence period in Berlin, where I lived for two and a half years to work on my long-term project concerning the apparent invisibility of the Berlin Wall. This effort resulted in exhibitions in museums like Stadsgalerij/Schunck in Heerlen and Centraal Museum Bureau in Utrecht (NL) and in publications such as Ein Magazin ├╝ber Orte. My work is part of several private and public art collections. At the moment I reside as a visual artist in Amsterdam, where I work on my Mental Considerations-series in which I move towards a more abstract translation of my ideas.

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