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I am a documentary photographer and my work exits of photographic series. Through a personal relationship with the subject I address universal, social and cultural themes. I use photography as a way to make contact with people, to question the world and gain a grip on our fast paced everyday ‘reality’. I use photographs as a string of images and I like to combine several series together in publications and installations.


I graduated in 2013 from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague with the project

She Comes in Colors which became a book. Currently I am working on the project Delfshaven's Finest about my neighborhood in Rotterdam.


1988, born in Velp, the Netherlands.


I currently live in Rotterdam, and work world wide.






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all images © Florian Braakman 2017

visit me at my studio (5 min from Rotterdam CS)

Delftsestraat 33-202

3013 AE Rotterdam

Curriculum Vitae



2008 - 2013

Photography (BA)

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague



Graduate in three days.

Workshop with master students of academy AKV St. Joost, Breda



Research Lab. Study program researching visual identity.


2004 - 2008

Fotonica, Ede



2017 Mondriaan Fonds, Werkbijdrage Jong Talent

2017 Gebiedscomissie Delfshaven, Stimuleringsbudget Lokale Media-initiatieven


Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Delfshaven's Finest - De Onzichtbare Stad - Beeldkanon group show at Theater Rotterdam

2017 She Comes in Colors (book) - My Name in a 100 Colophons - group show at Lief Hertje en de Grote Witte Reus, The Hague

2017 Us & Them at RAW Gallery, Rotterdam

2017 Leve de Zotheid, in collaboration with Vers Beton, Rotterdam Photo

2015 De Kracht van Rotterdam

2015 Under the Coke Sign - Galerie 180, SBK, Dordrecht

2015 Field Trip, C&H Art Space, Amsterdam

2014 She Comes in Colors - Trans Photographiques - group show of 16 nominees from the Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Lille, France

2014 She Comes in Colors - Frames of Thinking, Rotterdam

2014 She Comes in Colors - Artlab #02, Nijmegen

2013 She Comes in Colors - Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland

2013 She Comes in Colors - FTGRF ZKT, graduation show


Self Published

2017 Delfshaven's Finest, newspaper, Edition #01 and #02, 24.500 copies

2014 She Comes in Colors, photo book, second edition, 500 copies

2013 She Comes in Colors, photo book, first edition, 50 copies

2014 Wilhelmus, publication, 15 copies


Publications / Features

The Angry Bat

Paper Journal

Photo Eye
Wandering Bears

The Latent Image

New Dawn Paper

Virtual Book Shelf

Self Publish Be Happy

The Lost Prairie


Paper Journal


Prices & Nominations

2015 Finalist for Kracht van Rotterdam

2014 She Comes in Colors, shortlist Photobook Show, Tokyo, Japan

2013 She Comes in Colors, finalist Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland

2013 She Comes in Colors, shortlist Unseen Dummy Award



2011 Julian Röder, Berlin

2008 Arnhems Persagentschap, Arnhem

2006 Reinoud Klazes, Amsterdam



2016-2017 Stichting Ammodo

2016 If I Can't Dance

2016 De Volkskrant

2016 De Correspondent

2015 Subbacultcha!

2011 Royal Conservatoire, Den Haag

2011 Eye Film Instituut Nederland