As a professional documentary and portrait photographer, Annemarie Ruys focuses on realising context portraits of individuals within a particular social setting.
A portrait is a story with a history. Annemarie moves as in a journey of discovery, in her own pace, open minded and without prejudices.
The targeted characters open their true being and allow a record of themselves, so far hidden for others. With a strong sense of intuition and drive for authenticity, Annemarie is able to realise remarkable results.
Annemarie has a vast experience in the field of arts. She started out with a degree in Photography and Arts and applied her first learning in imaging many social events.
Subsequently she was hired by Sotheby auctioneers, working for 6 years through the different departments; an invaluable experience to recognize value and principle new alleys for art.
Through Sotheby Auctioneers Annemarie was introduced to many Art fairs, allowing her to move to a next step, designing a variety of works of art and jewellery. She designed all merchandising for the world famous Tefaf Art fair, such as the unique silver Millenium Mussel together with the Royal Dutch silver artist , Jan van Nouhuys, all under her own Ruys O’riginal (Ro’R) label.
Since 2008, Annemarie returned to her own and valuable expertise and creativity in photography. Her recent work is a portrait documentary about the disrupting growth of wealth that leads to western copycat behaviour in Bali /Indonesia. A series that found many acclaim and is exposed in a national museum in The Netherlands and international in Jakarta Indonesia