Rens Horn.  Photographer.
Visual Artist. Inspirer. Traveller. Teacher.

I studied photography at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda, The Netherlands, where I graduated in 1995. Since then I have been working as a photographer / visual artist at my own studio in Rotterdam.
I print negatives of Dutch master-photographers like Ed van der Elsken, Cas Oorthuys and Lucebert from the collection of the Netherlands Foto Museum on gelatine silver, and I teach how to do it. Besides printing I also develop educational programs on photography and have been teaching alternative photographic processes, street-, portrait- and other kinds of photography. Not only for the museum, but also for the University of Applied Photography, SKVR-Rotterdam and I teach Masterclasses in my own studio.

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“The process of photographing is a pleasure: eyes open, receptive, sensing, and at some point, connecting. It’s thrilling to be outside your mind, your eyes are far ahead of your thoughts.”

(Henry Wessel)

“I have a burning desire to see what things look like photographed by me.”

(Garry Winogrand)

A selection of work. All prints are gelatine silver prints on different kinds of fiber-based paper, unless stated otherwise.
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“What we see is not made up of what we are seeing but rather of what we are.”

(Fernando Pessoa, Book of Disquiet)

“A portrait should not only be an image but an oracle one questions.”

(André Breton, 1948)

A selection of portraits. All prints are gelatine silver prints on fiber-based paper unless stated otherwise.

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I Travel

“Travelling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.”

(Nicolas Bouvier, The way of the world.)

“You guys are going somewhere, or just going?”

(Jack Kerouac, On the road.)

Series of pictures made on travels around the world on foot, by car, bus, boat, airplane, on motorcycles and with imagination.

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