IRISZ photography is inspired by the desire to hard copy all the beauty that comes in front of photographer, Iris Van Loon's, lens. Perhaps this motivation is rooted in her travels, which began at an early age.
Iris Van Loon was born in the Netherlands and growing up, her navy family moved every three years. When Iris was 12 years old, she lived on the Island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, where she bought her first camera, a Kodak Instamatic.
From that time on, photography has been her passion. Once she left home, she kept on moving, and in her twenties she lived in the Middle East for four years, after which she backpacked for months through Southeast Asia before settling down for eight years on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
In 2004, Iris moved to Kingston with her Canadian husband. Iris would call herself 'an intuitive photographer with an impulsive bent, so her work is not entirely consistent; rather, it reflects a wide variety of different themes. It is what catches her artisic eye and the lens of her camera at that one moment in life.
You will find IRISZ Photography exhibiting at Artfest Kingston this Canada Day long weekend so be sure to stop over to her booth to check out her journey of work that includes a magnificent collection of photographic pieces.