After graduating from the Rietvelt Academy, Mo Verlaan (1963) started out in experimental theatre,
creating sets on location as well as performing. Her love for travelling made her accept an offer to
provide meals for the performance group The Female Factory as their touring schedule included Moscow.
Afterwards Mo and two of her sisters founded the catering company ‘De Drie Gezusters’
(The Three Sisters) catering to national and international film and television crews,
providing three-course meals on location from a converted truck. This took her all over the Netherlands,
to France, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, and even to the remote Spitsbergen Islands.
Only 7 years ago, Mo’s love for photography made her enter the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.
She graduated in 2016 with a joint exhibition Unframed in the creative haven Roest and designed
a steel triptych presenting four black and white prints especially for the location. At the same time
she launched her first photography book called Resonance in which she explores the impermanence
of light, the brief and fleeting beauty of landscapes, architecture and people. Her work is poetic, abstract
and expressive. Mo Verlaan lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but will journey everywhere.
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