Erwin Olaf Obituary – Death: Dutch photographer from Hilversum died after long-term emphysema
Erwin Olaf Springveld, a renowned Dutch photographer from Hilversum, has passed away at the age of 64. He lost his battle with emphysema and passed away weeks after undergoing a lung transplant. The family and friends of Erwin Olaf mourn his death. Throughout his career, he meticulously crafted scenarios to explore the human experience as a subject of his artistic investigation.
Erwin Olaf Springveld, born on July 2, 1959, in Hilversum, Netherlands, passed away suddenly on September 20, 2023, at the age of 64, after a long battle with emphysema. Just a few weeks before his passing, Olaf had received a lung transplant. He was diagnosed with emphysema by his doctor in 1996. His death has left everyone who had the opportunity to meet him before his passing deeply saddened.
Erwin Olaf Springveld was a Dutch photographer based in Hilversum, and his work spanned the realms of commercial, art, and fashion photography. Major international companies, including Levi’s, Microsoft, and Nokia, enlisted his talents for their advertising campaigns. Some of his well-known photo series include “Grief,” “Rain,” and “Royal Blood.” Olaf was known for his provocative and controversial artwork and was unafraid to tackle contentious subjects. One of his early photographs was even excluded from an exhibition for an ironically inappropriate reason, as it didn’t depict any nudity.
His work was featured in numerous exhibitions worldwide, and he received many awards and accolades for his contributions to the field of photography. He studied journalism at the Utrecht School of Journalism. His photographs have been exhibited at galleries and exhibitions in various cities, including Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Madrid. Additionally, he designed the portrait of King Willem-Alexander that appears on Dutch euro coins issued in 2014.
Condolences are extended to the family members of Erwin Olaf Springveld following his passing.