I live to capture those in-between moments that would otherwise go unnoticed - Greg Balkin

Photo: Sonja van der Veen (my talented mom!)

Hi there! I am Ingrid, a 27-year-old, Amsterdam-based photographer, specialized in sharing food stories from around the world. As someone who has lived in the US and traveled through Asia and Europe, I have seen first-hand that food brings people together, across different cultures and generations. I enjoy capturing these moments and making them last forever.

Through my photos I tell stories about dishes people can't stop talking about, they portray passionate and hardworking chefs and home cooks, and show you the in and outside of distinguished restaurants and small companies, owned by people who work tirelessly to put a smile on their customers' faces. Food is a language we all speak. I try to remind people of that with my images, and make them feel like they are there with me.

My photography has a Nordic and editorial feel to it, yet is at the same time warm and lively. Aside from being a photographer, I also develop and style recipes. Currently, I am writing my first cookbook Van haver tot gort, published by Carrera Culinair in the fall of 2017. I am also available for writing projects (both Dutch & English), as I previously worked in journalism (NOS, LINDAnieuws, Libelle).

Clients, a selection:

Fairtrade Netherlands
Neolea Olive Oil
Dille & Kamille
Monte Scroppino
Boerderij Lindenhoff
Koop een Geit
Oranjewoud Festival
Lotte de Raadt Ceramics
Visit Faroe Islands

I am available for photography and writing assignments, both editorial & commercial. Amsterdam and beyond. 

You can hire me for:

Restaurant photography
Food related events/festivals
Brand photography
Editorial & commercial writing
Food styling & recipe development
Sponsored Instagram assignments (@ingridhofstra, 21,6K - June 2017)
Teaching photography workshops

Ask me anything!

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