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Jouk Oosterhof

Photographer


A considered and precise approach underpins Amsterdam-based Jouk Oosterhof’s distinct body of work. Her unique sensibility has allowed her an internationally acclaimed career as a portrait, editorial and commercial photographer for over fifteen years.

Jouk’s images are staged in carefully selected lived-in interiors where the walls, floors, curtains, and furnishings whisper their histories and stories. Her subjects, more shapes than personalities, are sculpted within the geometry of the space, and each element is thoughtfully composed to create flattering and genuine portraits. Jouk’s works are strong, deliberate, and unmistakably hers.

Jouk's exhibition of her Muse was a Featured Exhibition in the 2017 Head On Photo Festival, and she has been a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize 4 years in a row, 2017-2020 (Her portrait 'Egbert' winnomg International Runner Up in 2020.) In 2016, Jouk’s photograph André on His Couch was a Juror’s Pick for the Lens Culture Portrait Awards, in the second prize category for Zilveren Camera 2015, and in 2015 it was exhibited at London’s National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. In 2019 Jouk was again selected for exhibition in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, with 5 portraits of girl brides from Bangladesh beautifully located in the National Portrait Gallery, London. With prizes in Selection Of Dutch Photography (SO2014) and the Art Directors Club of The Netherlands (ADCN) since 2000, her accolades are impressive. Click here for a list of awards.

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Egbert

Eva Crutzen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Eva Crutzen

Valentijn by Jouk Oosterhof

Valentijn

Timo Sassen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Fucking Young Mag

Timo Sassen

Crime Scene Cleaners photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA Mag

Crime Scene Cleaners

Mister Barten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Mister Barten

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Elastic girls photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Elastic Girls

André Vossen by Jouk Oosterhof

André Vossen

Veiled André by Jouk Oosterhof

Veiled André

Hidden Parents by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Jahvainely photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Jahvainely

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Gijs photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Gijs

Hidden Parents by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Hidden Parents by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Hidden Parents by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Brand Essence photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Nike

Brand Essence

Brand Essence photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Nike

Brand Essence

Arjen De Haas photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Mourning Traditions

Arjen De Haas

Majid Bamouhand

Yasmina El Mathart

Christina Boes

Crime Scene Cleaners photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA Mag

Crime Scene Cleaners

Crime Scene Cleaners photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA Mag

Crime Scene Cleaners

Crime Scene Cleaners photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA Mag

Crime Scene Cleaners

Crime Scene Cleaners photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA Mag

Crime Scene Cleaners

Junior la Coste photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for School of Arts, Utrecht

Junior la Coste

Felicity de Kruijf photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for School of Arts, Utrecht

Felicity de Kruijf

Fleur Kassels photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for School of Arts, Utrecht

Fleur Kassels

Revolutionary Budapest by Jouk Oosterhof

Revolutionary Budapest

Revolutionary Budapest by Jouk Oosterhof

Revolutionary Budapest

Abbemuseum photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Abbemuseum

Abbemuseum photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Abbemuseum

Abbemuseum photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Abbemuseum

Abbemuseum photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Abbemuseum

Vrij Ladies photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Vrij Ladies photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Vrij Drinks photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Vrij Drinks

Vrij Drinks photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Vrij Drinks

Vrij Drinks photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Vrij Drinks

Parels photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Parels

Elsevier Amazones photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elsevier Amazones

Elsevier Amazones photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elsevier Amazones

Saatchi Saatchi photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elsevier Multitalented photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elsevier Multitalented

Grachten Huismuseum photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Grachten Huismuseum

Grachten Huismuseum photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Grachten Huismuseum

Royal Concertgebouw photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Royal Concertgebouw

Royal Concertgebouw photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Royal Concertgebouw

Royal Concertgebouw photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Royal Concertgebouw

Volkskrant Bas Kosters photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Bas Kosters

Bas Kosters photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Bas Kosters

Bas Kosters photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Bas Kosters

Bas Kosters photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Bas Kosters

Eva Crutzen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Eva Crutzen

Eva Crutzen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Eva Crutzen

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Girls Not Child Brides photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Linda Magazine

Girls Not Child Brides

Erwin Olaf photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Erwin Olaf

Leo photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Leo

Leo photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Leo

Sir Edmund photographed by Troy Goodall

Sir Edmund

Literaire Lente (Literary Spring) photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Vrij Nederland

Literaire Lente (Literary Spring)

Drag photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

Drag

Drag photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

Drag

Drag photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

Drag

Drag photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

Drag

Drag photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

Drag

Shots Magazine photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Lernert Sander photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Dazed & Confused

Lernert Sander

LINDA photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elastic Girls

LINDA photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elastic Girls

Elastic Girls photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Elastic Girls

LINDA photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Elastic Girls

Vaginisme photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Vaginisme

Vaginisme photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Vaginisme

Vaginisme photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Vaginisme

Youngsters photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Youngsters

Youngsters photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Youngsters

Soundos photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Soundos

Soundos photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Soundos

Soundos photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Soundos

Soundos photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Soundos

Soundos photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Soundos

Asylum Seekers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Asylum Seekers

Asylum Seekers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Asylum Seekers

Asylum Seekers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Asylum Seekers

No Anal Sex photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

No Anal Sex

No Anal Sex photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for L

No Anal Sex

Cross Eyed photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Cross Eyed

Maroesjka Neutel photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Maroesjka Neutel

Farmers Kids photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for FD Persoonlijk

Farmers Kids

Abuse photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Abuse

Abuse photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Abuse

Abuse photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for LINDA

Abuse

Rick Paul van Mulligen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Rick Paul van Mulligen

Rick Paul van Mulligen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Rick Paul van Mulligen

Rick Paul van Mulligen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Rick Paul van Mulligen

Rick Paul van Mulligen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Rick Paul van Mulligen

Rick Paul van Mulligen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Rick Paul van Mulligen

Jan Japp van der Wall photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Het Parool

Jan Japp van der Wall

Anita Witzier photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for SAAR

Anita Witzier

Anita Witzier photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for SAAR

Anita Witzier

Anita Witzier photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for SAAR

Anita Witzier

Anita Witzier photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for SAAR

Anita Witzier

Tim Den Besten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Tim Den Besten

Tim Den Besten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Tim Den Besten

Tim Den Besten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Tim Den Besten

Tim Den Besten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Tim Den Besten

Jody Rouwenhorst photographed by Troy Goodall for Sir Edmund

Jody Rouwenhorst

Jody Rouwenhorst photographed by Troy Goodall for Sir Edmund

Jody Rouwenhorst

Barry Atsma photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Barry Atsma

Barry Atsma photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Barry Atsma

Barry Atsma photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Barry Atsma

Sam Timmers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Sam Timmers

Naroush Nelson photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Naroush Nelson

Photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for de Volkskrant

Steffi S photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Plus One

Steffi S

Steffi S photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Plus One

Steffi S

Het Parool photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Wart Kamps

Het Parool

Het Parool photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Wart Kamps

Het Parool

Roosmarijn Ebbinge Luyten by Jouk Oosterhof

Roosmarijn Ebbinge Luyten

Parool photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Parool

Parool photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Parool

Parool photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Parool

Fidan photographed by Jouk Oosterhof de Volkskrant

Fidan

Tim Den Besten

Tim Den Besten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof de Volkskrant

Barry Atsma photographed by Jouk Oosterhof de Volkskrant

Barry Atsma

Barry Atsma photographed by Jouk Oosterhof de Volkskrant

Barry Atsma

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Waiting photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Neo2

Waiting

Panjua photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Panjua

Timo Sassen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Fucking Young Mag

Timo Sassen

Timo Sassen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Fucking Young Mag

Timo Sassen

Timo Sassen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Fucking Young Mag

Timo Sassen

Timo Sassen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Fucking Young Mag

Timo Sassen

Timo Sassen photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Fucking Young Mag

Timo Sassen

House Tarnoczi by Jouk Oosterhof

House Tarnoczi

House Tarnoczi by Jouk Oosterhof

House Tarnoczi

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Lauren Raajimakers photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for NicOteNe

Lauren Raajimakers

Amsterdam Fashion Week 2017 photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Schuller de Waal

Amsterdam Fashion Week 2017

Farmerkids photographed by Jouk Oosterhoof

Farmerkids

MarryMe photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Jimmy Paul

MarryMe

MarryMe photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Jimmy Paul

MarryMe

MarryMe photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Jimmy Paul

MarryMe

MarryMe photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Jimmy Paul

MarryMe

MarryMe photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Jimmy Paul

MarryMe

Jahvainely photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Jahvainely

Jahvainely photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Jahvainely

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Hidden Parents photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Egbert

Hidden Parents photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Hidden Parents photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Hidden Parents photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Hidden Parents photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Hidden Parents

Spork House photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Spork House

Spork House photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Spork House

Spork House photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Spork House

Spork House photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Spork House

Spork House photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Spork House

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Mister Barten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Mister Barten

In Maison Bouvy photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

In Maison Bouvy

Mister Barten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Mister Barten

Panjua photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Panjua

Spork House photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Spork House

In Maison Bouvy photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

In Maison Bouvy

In Maison Bouvy photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

In Maison Bouvy

In Maison Bouvy photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

In Maison Bouvy

Jahvainely photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Jahvainely

Elve photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve

Elve and Luisa photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Elve and Luisa

Nina photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Nina

Nina photographed by Jouk Oosterhof for Kid

Nina

Mister Barten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Mister Barten

Mister Barten photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Mister Barten

In Maison Bouvy photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

In Maison Bouvy

Weekend School photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Weekend School

Weekend School photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Weekend School

Weekend School photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Weekend School

Weekend School photographed by Jouk Oosterhof

Weekend School

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André

André

André

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Lara

Lara

Lara

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Gijs

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