Jan Hoek (b. 1984, the Netherlands) has photographed amateur models, mentally ill homeless people in Africa, a girl with no arms and legs, a heroin addict who dreams of being a model, or people he has simply found in advertisements on the internet. The photo shoot is never what he expected; model and photographer always have different expectations. At the age of 24 Jan Hoek started at the Image and Language department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2012 he graduated with the film Me & My Models. Hoek had a solo exhibition at Foam, Amsterdam and his works are included in Caldic Collectie, Wassenaar; AKZO Nobel collectie, Amsterdam; The Margulies Collection, Miami.
Jan Hoek currently lives and works in Amsterdam.