Nicole Hagesteijn is an autonomous photographer living in Rotterdam. For her eleventh birthday she asked for a camera and she has been shooting ever since.
In 2010 she decided that she wanted to become a professional art photographer. She wanted to be able to express her thoughts and feelings with the help of images. In her experience, when expressed in words, these are poorly heard and quickly lost.
In 2015 she graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.
In 2017 she was invited to participate in Gallery Sehnsucht; a photographers collective that organizes pop up exhibitions.
In 2019 she stopped her work as a general practitioner and started working full-time as an art photographer.
In the meantime she has won a prize, published a book and participated in many group exhibitions.