About Dutch photographer Machiel BOTMAN (b. 1955, in Vogelenzang)

Machiel BOTMAN is key figure in Dutch photography, he has always photographed as a way to understand life. Self-taught, he works instinctively, photographing in black and white, creating images that are as much about himself as who, what and where he photographs. Ever since he made his first photograph at the age of 12, photography has always been a very intimate experience for him. He photographs the people and places in his life that affect him. From the portraits of his friends and relatives to the pictures of strangers he meets to the gestural images of the landscapes he passes through, Machiel BOTMAN’s images evoke a world of interconnectedness without relying on overly poetic sentiment.

Photo books by Machiel BOTMAN

'Heartbeat' (1994); 'Rainchild' (2004); 'Drifting' (2005); 'Menabo' (2006); 'Kiyoshi SUZUKI. Soul and Soul 1968-1999' (2008, 2009); 'One Tree' (2012)

The debut photo volume 'Heartbeat' by Dutch photographer Machiel BOTMAN consists of grainy, contemplative black and white photographs accompanied by poetic text. The autobiographical and non-linear style of the work suggests the transient nature of life.
from 148,00 €
'One Tree', the third monograph by Machiel BOTMAN, contains a collection of images that are dark & hopeful, as well as challenging & inviting. It ends with BOTMAN's short story, 'The Hawk & the Cat', which plays beautifully with the preceding images.
from 78,00 €
'The Dutch Photobook' deals with the recent history of the Dutch photobook. Selected titles were placed in the context of developments in photography & society on the basis of the themes of landscape, youth, travel, urbanity, and the autonomous photobook.
78,00 € * Weight 1.5 kg
Photo book 'Rainchild' is about Machiel BOTMAN's experience when he first traveled to Australia to accompany Max PAM on a trip from east to west. That trip changed him as well as helped him look at the years that had passed and see that he was doing well.
from 120,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
'Three Books' is the first overview of the work of Machiel BOTMAN andwas built around Dutch photographer's photo volumes 'Heartbeat' (1994), 'Rainchild' (2004) and 'One Tree' (2011) and includes photos from each as well as many never published pictures.
45,00 € *