About

I have a confession; I am distracted by visual input all the time. From graphic design, illustration, interior design to photography, film, ethnicity and art. I find it all fascinating and most importantly, it inspires me endlessly.

One of my favourite things is people-watching. I love to observe individuality and recognise the uniqueness in everybody. Beauty is everywhere for me but in my photographs I create my own environment, personas and fantasy worlds. There is an underlying narrative in my work which offers viewers a glimpse of other worlds, different to their own. And you will find strong, bold colours in my work, these are my signature style and a reflection of my origins. I was born and raised in Brazil as the daughter of Dutch parents with Indonesian roots.

In my photographs I want to create a feeling, tell a story, and make a statement.

My career started as a graphic designer in 1997 and in 2010 I decided to follow my dream and go back to school at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Four years later I graduated with a BA in Photography and in 2016 I continued my professional development with a new study at Mastered: Photography with Nick Knight.

I currently live in the Netherlands and enjoy travelling when I can. My client base is global and ranges from small startups to large international companies. My portfolio has been recognised and published by leading magazines, including: PhotoVogue Italia, New Dutch Photography Talent, PERIOD. magazine, KODD and KALTBLUT.

Beauty...
is something that attracts my attention but not necessarily the natural beauty. I love to create a perception, a feeling, just as I have it in my mind. Generate my own existent or inexistent world scenario, form or transform, determine how it has to be or look like, nothing is realistic, but it can give you the impression it is.
DAUNA KRAAG
Publications

PERIOD. MAGAZINE, KODD MAGAZINE, KALTBLUT, deFUZE MAGAZINE, ELEGANT MAGAZINE, NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT 2016, ELEGANT INK, FLAWLESS MAGAZINE, HUF MAGAZINE, ELEMENTS MAGAZINE, DBUFF - DA BOUNCE URBAN FILM FESTIVAL, BLACK AND KILLING IT, MIDWEST BLACK HAIR MAGAZINE, CODARTS MAGAZINE, BLACK FASHION.COM

clients
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