'It isn't what a picture is of, it is what it is about' - John Szarkowski


Simone Peerdeman’s (1976) photographs capture the beauty of every day life - those moments that are imbued with reflection and somehow seem significant. Her pictures are a meditation on the beauty of life reflected through careful attention on a simple object, interior, or even street portraits. She isolates her subjects in their own thoughts.

Solitude is not a theme in her imagery, it is the content itself, deriving from a real feeling and emotions of the person behind the camera. The search for and recognition of her identity is what Simone photographs.

As Albert Einstein said: "I live in that solitude which in painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity."

She graduated cum laude from Fotovakschool University of Applied Photography Amsterdam in July 2016.

Simone lives in Zandvoort, The Netherlands, with her husband.