With her minimalist images self-taught photographer Mirka van Renswoude wants to slow down and celebrate both the beauty and the power of stillness and simplicity.

She creates beauty by capturing the ever-changing moment with her macro lens. Fascinated by water and the interplay of form and color, Mirka always manages to take beautiful photos at precisely the right time. In her abstract photography, circles and lines reveal themselves in the best possible way. Her work couldn't be more surprising.


Mirka was recently selected as New Dutch Photography Talent 2020 and FRESH EYES European Photography Talent 2020 by GUP magazine.

Mirka van Renswoude
1986, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



2019 – now, Self-taught photographer



GUP New Photography Talent Award 2020 – Westergas, Amsterdam, 2019

FRESH EYES Photo Fair – Westergas, Amsterdam, 2020

Hygge Life Café – Vail, Colorado USA, 2020



GUP New 2020 – New Dutch Photography Talent by GUP Magazine, 2019

Honourable mention – 13th International Color Awards, 2020

FRESH EYES 2020 (European Photography Talent) - by GUP Magazine, 2020

3rd Place (Abstract category) – Close-up Photographer of the Year, 2020


Publications and Features

GUP New 2020 – Brinkhof, Amsterdam, 2019

Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards – online competition gallery, 2019

Nominee (Abstract category) – 6th Fine Art Photography Awards, 2020

FRESH EYES 2020 (European photography talent) – GUP, Amsterdam, 2020

Featured on Dutch Artsy Souls, 2020

Nominee (Abstract Category) – 13th International Color Awards, 2020

Finalist (Abstract category) – Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY), 2020

Featured in The Guardian as part of the CUPOTY 2020