Hanke Arkenbout Photography » love & lifestyle


In the sweetest mail Lot asked me to do all photography for her new poem-book ‘Wezens’. I love how my photography matches me with likeminded people. She gave me complete freedom to do whatever I wanted and while reading her poems I came up with this somewhat mysterious series. Portraits without a face. The final result is a beautiful booklet on matte paper with 50 poems from Lot together with some of my photos (I wish I could share all photos we took but it would just be too much hihi). Seeing my photography in print is just the best ahh! As always, my film was developed & scanned by Carmencita Film Lab.



Be sure to get your hands on your very own copy of Wezens here or in store at the following points of sale: Daily Poetry in Den Bosch, Donner Rotterdam, Hutspot Rotterdam, KEET Rotterdam, De Zeeuwse Meisjes Rotterdam, Grachtenpracht in Schoonhoven, Boekhandel ’t Spui in Vlissingen.


All the smiles a kid brings. It was so much fun to spend a quiet Wednesday morning with Michiel, Lotte and Loek. The soft sun, the cold ground, some deer passing us by. Just perfect! And proof that shoots don’t have to take place in spring or summer: winter is so so beautiful!

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