Manon van der Zwaal spent her younger years in Saudi Arabia until her family moved to Belgium. Growing up, she enjoyed spending time with her father in the darkroom. She can solve a Rubik’s Cube in two minutes, but has a bit of a neurosis about it. You can wake her up in the middle of the night for chocolate or pizza. Manon scuba dives and snowboards, but doesn’t do both at the same time. She finished university in 2001 but wanted to study some more and so graduated from the Photo Academy of Amsterdam in 2004. Manon now works as a freelance photographer in Amsterdam, and loves it!