Her passion is photographing indigenous people with tribal tattoos. She was able to work on a special project in this genre thanks to an invitation by Maori tattoo artist Gordon Toi Hatfield who is based in New Zealand. This collaboration has produced five successful exhibitions in The Netherlands. An exceptional book “Dedicated by Blood” portraying the renaissance of traditional tattooing in New Zealand was the final result. In November 2002 the book was launched in the Scheepvaart (Maritime) Museum in Amsterdam with an exhibition which was visited by over twenty-five thousand people.
Rock & Roll
The moment Patricia Steur discovered the magic of photography, she lived through the reflection in her camera lens. The camera became an extension, tool and booster for her creative passion. Evolving more and more as a witness of an adventurous life, she feels that without a camera there’s no proof. And where there’s no proof, there’s no reality. As a reply to the question why she’s so obviously engaged with rock and roll and showbiz characters as well as many subcultures, she says ‘it came across my path’.
Her portraits include various artists including Andy Warhol and Dennis Hopper, politicians and royalty.Many of these photos can be seen in her book “Selected Portraits” which was launched in conjunction with a successful traveling exhibition in 2005.
With this series of photo’s, Patricia captures inner beauty with a keen eye, revealing women who are aware of their surroundings and eager to help create a better, more positive World. This serie of works is also captured in a book called Dutch Beauty.