About the Book
This book contains the abstract photographic works of Annemie Hiele aka Akiruna (on flickr) from the Netherlands.
It shows the development of her skills and eye as an autodidact photographer over a period of five years, during which she inspired a lot of people to go out looking for beauty where they never expected it to be found.
The photos of Annemie Hiele show what is mostly passed by unseen. She just offers the spectator what is caught by the lens, without adding layers or playing other tricks. This is sometimes hard to believe. We as spectators find here a treasure of hidden beauty, a beauty that manifests for those who dare to see with a beginner's mind. Annemie loves what she sees, and the wish to share drives her. What she hopes to pass on, is mindful presence in seeing through pictures of accidental splatters, spontaneous manifesting reflections, adventurous landscapes of textures. We are not used to what she sees. We discover a world of beauty and learn by way of her eyes to appreciate the hitherto unseen.