About

Helena Sofia Photography

Helena Sofia de Kok is an award-winning Dutch photographer and designer based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Her distinctive photographs are inspired by travel and people, shot on 35mm and 120mm film.
Limited edition prints are shared here as well as Instagram: @helensofiaphoto.

After moving down-under in 2005 and finishing her design studies at Massey University, Helena has specialised in lifestyle and travel photography and has shot for a wide variety of clients including print magazines, online publications and commercial brands. In addition, she has exhibited work throughout New Zealand and has initiated several documentary projects with a focus on cultural identity.

Get in touch!
Email: helenasofiaphoto@gmail.com

Instagram: @helenasofiaphoto

Education
GradDip Design (Photographic) – Massey University, New Zealand
BA Communication and Information Studies – Groningen University, the Netherlands

Clients include
Homestyle Magazine
Your Home & Garden Magazine

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Extracurricular Magazine
Manual Magazine
Good Magazine
A Touch of Dutch
Ministry of Food Craft Beer Cafe
Sustainability Trust
Mr & Mrs Magazine

Exhibitions & Awards
Dutch New Zealand – Residency Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Wellington 2016
The Quiet Life X Manual Magazine #tqlxmanualphoto Award 2015
Dutch New Zealand – Wellington City Library, Wellington 2015
Where the Wild Things Grow (group) – Alpha Art Gallery, Wellington – Curator, Photographer 2015
Kaititiro (goup)- Thistle Hall, Wellington 2014
Dutch Wellington – Matchbox Studios, Wellington 2014
HAIKU (group), Auckland Festivlal of Photography – NorthArt, Auckland 2011
AIPA/SONY Scholarship Student Award 2009

Press/Featured in
D-Photo Magazine
Sony NZ – interview
Petone Herald
Enophi
Let the Kids Dress Themselves
Love Me Do
The Kiwi Diary

 

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