Danielle van Ark first thought about becoming a photographer flipping through music magazines, staring at portraits of musicians when she was a teenager. Since graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Art academy, Danielle has been busy working as a freelance photographer for a variety of magazines. Her work has been exhibited in the Museum of the City of New York, Foam Amsterdam and Helmut Newton Gallery in Berlin. Her personal work is dominated by transience and social status. Her main inspiration in her own words is “Shooting places that are not meant to be ‘seen’ in the way I shoot them.” Aside from working as a freelance photographer, she is currently also a resident at the renowned Rijksacademie for fine arts in Amsterdam.