Zoe Van-de-Velde was born in Melton Mowbray in the winter of 1974. She spent her early years in the depths of the fenlands and then was moved nomadically around by her Mother. Her youth was spent directing and performing in plays.
Zoe disappeared after leaving school, there were sightings of her in a small village in Germany but these were never confirmed. She re-emerged around 1997 where she studied at University and spent most of her time taking pictures. She also made a short film 'Let's Eat Hair' (from Carl Laszlo's play), which was shown at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. Zoe completed an Masters in Digital Photography in 2012 at the London South Bank University where she completed her book From Domestic to Disturbing...
Presently Zoe teaches art, design and media to foundation students in Leicester.