Photographer and children’s book maker Thomas Nondh Jansen (1985, Bangkok) creates colorful still life photography. With a lot of humor, he transforms everyday objects into something new and makes us re-examine the beauty of everyday life, where the ordinary becomes special. In the summer of 2016, Thomas’ photographic children’s book De olifant die niet wist of hij verdwaald was, was published via Leopold. In this book, we follow the fantastic journey of a plastic baby elephant who is lost in the Dutch landscape. Thomas his work was nominated for the 36th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessories, Hyères in France.
Thomas shows us a mixture of personal projects and commissioned works for clients such as De Volkskrant, Volkskrant Magazine, NRC Handelsblad, DIE ZEIT, PS | Het Parool, De Correspondent, De Morgen Magazine, ZEIT Magazine, American Vintage, KesselsKramer, Natwerk, creative agency VandeJong, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, CultuurSchakel, Ordinary Magazine, Sandwich Magazine, VPRO Gids and NEON. Thomas his work was exhibited in FOAM Amsterdam, KK Outlet London, fotogalleri Vasli Souza in Malmö and was on display during Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, Photoville New York, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai and Unseen Photo Festival.
Thomas graduated from the the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2013. He teaches art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum and Nest. In addition, he gives lectures and school visits via De Schrijverscentrale. Thomas works from The Hague and lives with Nelleke, daughter Jette and cat Sushi.
Exhibitions
2021 - 36th International festival of fashion, photography and accessories, Hyères, FR
2021 - Kijkdepot Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
2019 - Flop Art, KK Outlet / KesselsKramer London, UK
2019 - Brownie Art Photography, Photofairs Shanghai, CN
2019 - Animal, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza, Malmö, SE
2018 - Dead Darlings #10, auction, exhibition and book-publication, Amsterdam, NL
2018 - Saudade: An intersection between archives and art, Twelve Twelve Gallery, The Hague, NL
2017 - Collectivism, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
2017 - Ordinary & Friends, Photoville, New York, USA
2017 - The Photo Book Award, Les rencontres de la Photography, Arles, FR
2016 - Ordinary & Friends, KK Outlet / KesselsKramer London, UK
2016 - Ordinary & Friends, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2015 - Designkwartier, The Hague, NL
2015 - Hybrids, Galerie Helder, The Hague, NL
2015 - Dead Darlings auction #8, Amsterdam, NL
2015 - Photobook Dummy exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, GR
2014- Photo Town, Felix & Foam, Amsterdam, NL
2014 - Winner photo-pitch, Nederlands Fotomuseum & PhotoQ, Rotterdam, NL
2013 - Unseen Bookdummy Award, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2013 - Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL
Publications
AD Den Haag, Boekenkrant, Brownie Art Magazine, De Correspondent, De Morgen Magazine, De Volkskrant, Volkskrant Magazine, DIE ZEIT, Eigen Huis & Interieur Magazine, Food for Thought (commissioned by creative agency vandeJong), Intro Magazine, KCR Magazine, NEON, Noord-Hollands Dagblad, Noorderbreedte magazine, NRC Handelsblad, Ordinary Magazine, PS | Het Parool, PZC, Ramp Magazine, Sandwich Magazine, Vonk Magazine, VPRO Gids and ZEIT Magazine
Book-publication’s
2016 - 'De olifant die niet wist of hij verdwaald was.', Leopold publishing, 2500x
2013 - 'The pineapple doesn't fall far from the tree.', self published, 50x
Education
2009 - 2013 Photography, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
Nominations & Grants
2021 - Finalist 36th International festival of fashion, photography and fashion accessories, Hyères, FR
2021 - Spot, Stroom The Hague, NL
2018 - Pro Deo, Stroom The Hague, NL
2018 - Spot, Stroom The Hague, NL
2015 - Spot, Stroom The Hague, NL
2014 - Winner photo-pitch, De Donkere Kamer #5, PhotoQ & Nederlands Fotomuseum, NL
2013 - Nominated Unseen book dummy Award, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2013 - Winner, De lenteprijs, Fonds 1818, NL

2021 - 36th International festival of fashion, photography and fashion accessories, Hyères, FR

2019 - Animal, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza, Malmö, SE

2018 - Saudade: An intersection between archives and art, Twelve Twelve Gallery, The Hague, NL

2017 - Collectivism, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL

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