tribute to magazine

Photographer Anna Beeke on her fascination for woods and cruise ships

Photographer Anna Beeke

Meet photographer and documentary maker Anna Beeke. The American talent has received multiple awards for her breath taking photography and is currently working on a Netflix documentary. Read everything about how she gets inspired and her fascination for strange pursuits such as cruise ship holidays.

Cover photo: © Unsplash

Photographer Anna Beeke

Photographer and documentary maker Anna Beeke has been a busy bee since a young age. When she grew up, her father had a photography dark room situated in their house, so Anna grew up surrounded by photography. At school she shot photos for the yearbook, was photo editor and did many other photography related tasks. Her first ‘real job’ was for a Queens newspaper, short after she enrolled in a photojournalism and documentary making course. That was the moment she began to realize that she could make a living from photographing.

[story continues below photo]

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

Frequent Flyer Perks. #skyscape #clouds #frequentflyer #calgary

Een bericht gedeeld door Anna Beeke (@abeeke) op

Inspiration comes from fascination

Anna Beeke has a fascination for forests. In fairy tales and ancient stories, forests represent mythical power and a mysterious source of life. Beeke didn’t have the plan to shoot forests around the United States, until she got to San Juan Island. She tries to capture other objects first. On a determinative day, she found herself surrounded by the woods and got mesmerized by it. The dark and ancient woods took her back to her childhood and fascination for the mystery it seemed to keep. This led to her series Sylvania, Latin for woods. With photographing the forest, she attempted to capture the essence of it. Think of the trees, fresh air, darkness; the entire experience. After capturing the Northwest Pacific, she also travelled to other forests across the U.S.
[story continues below photos]

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

New Zealand or the Pacific Northwest? #forest #fog #loggingtrucks #newzealand #aroundtheworld #mist

Een bericht gedeeld door Anna Beeke (@abeeke) op

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

This is home. Kudzu, crickets. I’ll always be a mid-Atlantic gal at ?? #swamp #kudzu #maryland #midatlantic #fecund #summer #backhome

Een bericht gedeeld door Anna Beeke (@abeeke) op

At Sea – the cruise ship series

After finishing her Sylviana project, photographer and documentary maker Anna Beeke had a new fascination: the sea. Cruise ships and the people who go on cruise ship holidays also intrigued her. She never got why people would go on such holidays, so she decided to go for the full experience and booked one herself. Since cruising is one of the fastest growing branches within tourism, she felt she had to do something with it. After wandering through the forests by herself for years, she was ready for a new challenge – a social one. With this series, she aims to capture photos with a sense of humor. She portrays how humans interact with nature and how the cruise-goers enjoy the holiday part of the American Dream.
[story continues below photos]

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

Officer on the bridge ? #atsea #cruise #juneau #alaska #bridge #lookout

Een bericht gedeeld door Anna Beeke (@abeeke) op

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

Pool Closed. #atsea #glacierbay #alaska #poolclosed #tourism #cruise

Een bericht gedeeld door Anna Beeke (@abeeke) op

Next steps

As the busy photographer and documentary maker Anna Beeke is, she is currently working on a documentary for Netflix, which will be launched in September 2019. We can’t wait to hear more from this inspiring lady.

 

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

 

Skatepark style ❤️❤️ #kidsthesedays #toocoolforschool #veniceskatepark #rollerskates #redrollerskates

Een bericht gedeeld door Anna Beeke (@abeeke) op

www.annabeeke.com

@abeeke

Quite impressive, don’t you think? Just like photographer and documentary maker Anna Beeke, there are many more inspiring women you can learn from. Check out our section dedicated to our female heroes here or our section on photography here.

SHARE

SHARE

More Posts

Catogeries