Merel SCHONEVELD

NETHERLANDS

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I was born in 1983 in Muscat (Oman) and raised all over the world. I now settled down in Den Haag, the Netherlands. In the fall of 2016 I discovered street photography rather out of the blue as I was walking around town trying out a new lens for an old camera I had. Capturing and collecting moments from the lives of total strangers became a serious obsession. I can walk the streets with my camera for hours on end and completely lose myself in a meditative and intuitive state of being. Besides from being a street photographer I’m also a full-time mother of a five year old son. I don’t think I would have discovered street photography if it wasn’t for him. He taught me to look and marvel with new eyes and curiosity at ordinary things in life. To observe with empathy and without judgement.

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