"Born in Hilversum in the Netherlands in 1959, Erwin Olaf lives and works
in Amsterdam since the early 80's. His current studio is situated in a former
Mixing photojournalism with studio photography, Olaf emerged in
the international art scene in 1988 when his series 'Chessmen' was awarded the
first prize in the Young European Photographer competition. This award was
followed by an exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany. Since then
Olaf has continued to explore issues of gender, sensuality, humor, despair and
grace in each successive series."
Fashion Victims, 2000.