A SHORT STORY
Seeking for my creative side and a way of visually expressing myself, I've started to study at the Photography Academy in Amsterdam. Ever since I have been working on numerous different projects like fashion, sports, events, portraits and artistic photography.
I can't say I have made up my mind to choose only one specialization. But than again, I'm still a student so I don't see any reason to do so. For now I am in for any new project that triggers my personal and creative development.
My background consists mainly of 17 years military experience with missions abroad. Furthermore I have experience in team building, outdoor sports, Neuro Linguistic Programming and I love to travel and see the world.
FASHION & PORTRAIT
Fashion photography is more than making pictures of clothes. It's about creating an identity and branding. It gives me absolute freedom in my creativity and it always brings together a team.
The creations I make with a team are sometimes very close to my artistic works and tells quite a bit about me and visions.
Besides the creative editorials, mostly used for branding, there are always the lookbooks with their very high detail of fabrics, design and colors. A lot of work to do, but just as much fun for the detailist that I am.
I recon there are two main reasons that I like to do portrait photography. In the first place I like to make a personalized creation which represents the persons character. More than just an average "selfie" or random image made by any family member.
For this I need to spend time and get to know my model. But I see a portrait as more than just the image of a person. You could almost say it is a small documentation about someone, sometimes not even showing the face of a person, but still telling you a story.
The second reason is simple, I really enjoy making a piece of art that is appreciated by the model itself. One could say that making a portrait is the result of a cooperation between two people. Where the model wants an image that provides a good reputation, I want to create an image of what I experience with the model.
Who's in fo a party?!
Well I am for sure! If there is music, and atmosphere, you can count me in!
The fun thing of photographing any event, is that people are brought together with a specific mindset. Every event has it's own character and therefore I always try to find an approach that fits the event.
I love any form of music whether it is a classical, hardrock or electronic dance music concert, every style has it's own atmosphere. This brings together different types of people which I like to catch in a form of documentary photography.
Ofcourse there are always the more of less standard "partypics" with people that are having a great time. But than again, pretty much everybody with a smartphone can make these, so I'm developing a different style for Event Photography.
My artistic photography is never made for anybody, but me. It explains how I see the world or it tells you things I have experienced or are wandering in my mind. They are my own works that I need to create. I use the word need, because they tend to be images of things that keep comming back into my mind untill I have created them.
I know I often tend to see things a little different than other people do. I sometimes overthink life and try to unveil it's complex social connections. Cultural aspects and interaction between people tend to catch my attention very easily and I can watch people for hours.
My artistic creations usually are sold in printed formats and only in limited series. The digital images are only to be used for my branding on social media and the internet. The are not supposed to be printed.
One of my most favorite forms of photography because you can use all your creativity and hardly go wrong.
Everybody can make photo's, but there is something a photographer adds to the character of a photo.
If there is music, people and atmosphere I'm love to photograph the character of it.
I guess this is the best way to get to know me. This is where I show my view of peope, society and the world.
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