Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nielo Schrurs (1994), and I am a photographer. My camera is my constant companion, as I cannot bear to leave my house without it. I derive immense joy from leisurely strolling through the streets of my neighborhood, for it is during these walks that I often stumble upon unexpected treasures. These treasures come in the form of special moments that I could never have imagined on my own; they catch me by surprise. It is the art of capturing that decisive moment, the fleeting instant that exists in the present and will vanish into memory later. As I wander through the streets, I assume the role of a voyeur, perpetually seeking out these extraordinary moments.
My journey began in a small village, where a tight-knit community knew each other's names and stories. However, life led me to a bustling metropolis, where people reside in close quarters, their lives intertwined. Themes such as privacy, loneliness, and urbanization have always played a significant role in my work. I gravitate towards projects that revolve around my immediate surroundings. It is the everyday occurrences that unfold before my eyes that ignite my inspiration. Whether it be a mischievous dog poking its head through the iron bars of a balcony, curiously observing passersby or a neighbor struggling to trim an unruly hedge, these mundane yet captivating scenes fuel my creativity. The beauty, surprises, and even the absurdities of life can be found without venturing far from our own doorstep.
Through my lens, I aim to immortalize these compelling moments, to shed light on the intricacies of urban existence, and to celebrate the inherent charm that surrounds us. Life's extraordinary wonders can be discovered in the ordinary, if only we pause to observe and appreciate the stories that unfold in our own backyards.
AKV St.Joost Breda | Fotografie&Film | 2020 (HBO)
AKV St.Joost Den Bosch | Minor Arts&Urbanism | 2019 (MINOR HBO)
SintLucas Boxtel | Mediavormgeving | 2016 (MBO)
Kunsthuis, Musschenbroekstraat, Breda | 2022
NowShow, Graduation Launch, AKV| St. Joost, Breda | 2020
360 graden expo | 2020
Unseen Bookmarket, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam | 2019
Weerzien, AKV St. Joost Breda | 2018
Bring your own beamer, Cultuurnacht Breda | 2018
Workshops St.Joost fotografie/film | 2021 - heden
Assistent set dresser film ''Vlag'' van Yousef, Top Notch | Noah’s Ark | 2023
Assistent set dresser bij de serie ''ANONIEM'' BNNVARA | 2022
Set fotograaf + Art director/set dresser bij de film ''Beter een duif'' van Pien Vroonland | 2020
Set fotograaf bij de film ''Een stil leven'' van Felice Smit | 2020
Set fotograaf bij de film ''Een dun plakje marsepein'' van Luca Struijk | 2020
Bouw installatie ''Inktzwart'' van Iris van der Meule | 2019
Art director bij de film ''Stofje'' van Pien Vroonland | 2018
Foto by Dagmar Pouwelse