Jaap Scheeren was born in 1979, on a cool winter day, in Nijmegen (Netherlands) and is currently living and working in Amsterdam. He decided to study photography after a failed adventure in chemistry. He did this at the St. Joost Academy in Breda (Netherlands) where he graduated in 2003. He won the 21st competition of the "Festival International de Mode et de Photography" in Hyères (France) 2006, leading the following year to a solo exhibition at Villa Noailles, showcasing a commission about the City of Hyères.The same year, he took part of the"Dutch Dare: Contemporary photography in the Netherlands" exhibition at the Australian Centre of Photography in Sydney. In November 2007, he published his second book "Oma Toos" about his incredibly funny grandmother. His work has been published in FOAM, Beaux-Arts magazine, Libération, LeMonde, DasMagasin, Kilimanjaro, PICNIC, IANN and Blast among many others.