Carlfried Verwaayen was born in 1969 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Carlfried has never been very keen on devising theories regarding his style of photography and would much rather that people make up their own mind about what they think of his work. Beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. He thinks his time is better spent taking beautiful pictures.
Though he loves working in his own studio, he does own a passport and will happily travel to wherever the work takes him.