Dagmar Van Weeghel – Photographer, filmmaker, philanthropist, loves nature & conservation, based in the Netherlands Studied film & photography in Amsterdam at Netherlands Film Academy, graduating in 1998. Currently at the Amsterdam Photo Academy.
I am an emerging photographic based artist. After a career teaching art fulltime in the NYC public schools for over 3 decades, I am focusing on editing, exhibiting and publishing my tremendous archive as a series of photographic memoirs.
I live in Bangalore, India. I am a photographer by profession for the last 8 years. I immensely enjoy travelling, and seek happiness in being in new places. Although I live in a big city, I am a mountain person in the heart and make every excuse to escape to the highlands.
My photographs start with a strong central “event” then comes location and colour. They contain surrealism, the unusual and the quirky. I use eroticism and frequently narrative elements to that lead the viewer to conjecture what may have happened before or after the frame was taken.
I have always liked photographing. It came with my desire to travel and explore the world. When I came back from my first backpacking trip around Asia in 1985 my bag was full of exposed film rolls. I have always photographed when I travelled around.
I was born and raised in Poland. I also went to photography schools there and in Czech Republic. I moved to Canada when I was 26 and have lived here ever since. While I lived in Toronto I worked for about 10 years as a commercial photographer specializing in architecture.