Sterre Fenna van der Waals
(Mostly a fashion) Photographer.

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As a woman growing up in a society where people are often
portrayed as objects rather than persons, I felt an impossible
standard to live up to. And as my love for fashion magazines
was very prominent from a young age, my dream of contributing
to showing humans in a different way became more prominent. 
Through the combination of documentary and fashion
photography and using a lot of color and a bright flash,
I aim for a visually striking image that keeps your attention
but also adds to a image culture where people are shown with worth.
In 1995 I was born as Sterre Fenna van der Waals (Netherlands)
and am now a freelance photographer and art teacher
living and working in the Netherlands.
Olympus Young Talent Award 2017
Shortlisted for a RABO photographic Portrait Talent prize 2020
Nominated for a BLOOOM Award by Warsteiner 2017
Nominated for a Joke Veeze Award for Fashion Photography 2017


May-June 2019, Fotofestival OFF Naarden, Naarden, the Netherlands
April-August 2018, Art=Artis, Artis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
November 2017, Olympus Young Talent Award exhibition, FOAM Cafe, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
November 2017, Blurring lines, PCA Gallery, Paris, France
Sept-Dec 2017, Stronger, Groos Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
June-July 2017, WDKA GRADUATION SHOW, Willem de Kooning Acadamy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
ONGOING, Margootje Vintage, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
May-June 2017, Joke Veeze Award exhibition, FotoFestival Naarden, Naarden, the Netherlands
Dec 2016 EUC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
May 2015 Handbar, Falmouth, United Kingdom
November 2014 Fenixloodsen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
June 2014 Singer sweat shop, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
2017 - 2019 Art education, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2015 - 2015 Fashion photography, Falmouth University, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
2013 - 2017 Autonomous photography, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2012 - 2013 Documentary photography, AKV Sint Joost, Breda, the Netherlands 


i-D Netherlands
Het Parool
Kiekie Krant
Teeez Cosmetics
TZ Magazine 
PF Magazine