In connection with the recent publication of her book Music Portraits, Hester Doove was interviewed by NH Radio. Listen en watch here (in Dutch only). Music Portraits is published in English on 160 pages, format 22 x 26 cm with a preface by Dutch music journalist Leo Blokhuis. It can be ordered at Lecturis.
Bureau Doove is extremely excited to have been invited to participate in the wonderful Empirical Nonsense Daily. This project presents a different artist everyday since 1 August and will run until the end of July 2021. Deee-Lite Lady Miss Kier, 1991 by Hester Doove The first artist we present is portrait photographer Hester Doove to coincide with the publication of her book Music Portraits. The book gives an overview of the portraits she made of various musicians such as Seal, Barry White, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Tori Amos, J.J.Cale, John Hiatt, Suzanne… Read More
My sister Hester Doove is a Dutch photographer specialised in portraits. From 1989 to 2001 she portrayed a lot of international pop artists, amongst others for the Dutch music magazine OOR. It usually was quite a challenge to make these photos, in a very limited amount of time, backstage or in and around hotels. But exactly those limiting circumstances as well as the always very special encounters with these artists were the major driver and creative inspiration to make the unique portraits for which she’s well-known. The photos at the time were… Read More
Jan van Mechelen is celebrating his 25th year as a graphic designer with the Magic Buzz nr. 1 in Rotterdam, an advertising pillar with posters of all the projects he has worked on as well as some upcoming ones. Amongst these the project with my sister Hester Doove on the portraits she made of musicians between 1989 and 2001. One of the portraits is of one of my favourite bands, Sonic Youth. More news on the book, which is scheduled for 2019, is to follow soon. In the meantime enjoy watching some of these… Read More
Hester Doove exhibits a selection of her photographic work in a pop-up exhibition on Sunday 20 September and Saturday 26 September from 11am-4pm at Zaanhof 62, Amsterdam. Open by appointment from 21-25 September, phone +31 (0)655307030.
Sabrina Starke, 2012 About 25 years ago Hester DOOVE was the third in line to work as an assistant of photographer Erwin OLAF. The group exhibition POST E.O. shows the current work of eight former assistants of OLAF who all developed a career as photographer, film maker or artist. Hester DOOVE specialised in portraits and shows a range of works covering her early portraits of musical legends like Barry White and Jon Spencer as well as more recent portraits and self-directed work. POST E.O. opens 5 July at 3:00pm in Fort 1881, Stationsweg 80-82, 3151… Read More