Photographer and visual artist Anneke Bloema lives in a small rural village in her beloved province of Drenthe, Netherlands. By the age of 18 years old, photography was a hobby. Gradually photography became her passion and profession, and in 2001 she founded her own company The Factory II. In the years after, she started to do more and more graphic designs like collages. In time she found a way to tell her stories by using these collage techniques.
In 2020 she started Wondrous Goose, which is synonymous with wonder - imagination - and the power of stories. In these artworks, animals depict human characteristics, dreams and idiosyncrasies tell their fairy tales in surreal collages. They live in landscapes that Anneke has photographed over the years.
Nowadays Anneke spends a lot of time making this kind of art. Having a very big photo archive of her own allows her to use mostly her own pictures in her storytelling animal artwork. Anneke's work is available as limited prints and on postcards. She makes work on commission if the assignment suits her.
In 2021, Anneke was chosen as a member of the Dutch team in the World Photographic Cup. And ze was a Silver winner in the PX 3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) In the Fine Art category.