Monthly digest: climbing in Sheffield, work for PSV and product launch for Jaybird

It’s been some time since I last posted a written update on my projects – time for some fresh work! In this digest you’ll find some work I shot for PSV Eindhoven and a product launch for the US brand Jaybird where I shot alongside my buddy Maurice. In addition, of course I shot some climbing and you’ll find some personal work where I shot a running athlete and portraits of some friends.

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PSV future superstars: youth teams shot for the club magazine

Documenting PSV Eindhoven’s youth squads

PSV Eindhoven has been one of my favourite clients for some time now. In an ongoing project for the club’s magazine, I’m documenting the youth squads at their academy. Here’s some of my favourite images from the series, along with some of my experiences shooting these future superstars and my dream of shooting similar images with the world’s best athletes for brands.

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Drawing inspiration from the portraiture masters

Ever since I started shooting photos I’ve always tried my very best to be continually inspired by the work of other photographers. It’s always humbling and at the same time massively motivating to see the work of the masters of photography. Recently I’ve been hugely inspired by Peter Lindbergh and Anton Corbijn, compelling me to start my own project.

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Monthly Digest #1 – June 2016

Starting a new series on this blog: Monthly Digest! Delivering you a quick recap of my photoshoots in the past month. Not too much text, just a boatload of images for you to scroll through. For this first edition of the monthly digest I also wanted to highlight some special work from May. I did two major photoshoots with some top athletes that month.

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Photo of running athlete Frank shot in Eindhoven

Eindhoven’s most photographed parking garage

Some of the stories I’ve published here have been rather long, so I’d like to start a new series: the stories behind individual images. Let’s kick this off with this photo of Frank, a local running athlete, running on the roof of Eindhoven’s most photographed parking garage.

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Big Thinkers for Eindhoven University of Technology

Recently I was asked to shoot a series of portraits of some proud scientists for Eindhoven University of Technology. My alma mater celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and invited some of its foremost researchers to give a TED style talk highlighting their work. I was tasked with shooting a portrait of each scientist that would capture their proudness and determination.

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Photo of Adam Ondra shot for Blok climbing magazine

Shooting Adam Ondra, the best climber in the world

Quick heads-up: this will probably turn out to be a rather lengthy story. Bear with me though as I’ll be sharing a truely unique story about Adam Ondra, often regarded as the world’s best climber. In 2013, I photographed Adam at his local climbing crag near Brno in Czech Republic. The story and image of him climbing an 8b route wearing a blindfold made its way around the online climbing community.

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Winterberg: my favourite photo of all time

Possibly one of my favorite photos of all time and the one most people seem to remember is the one you see below. In fact it means so much to me that I’ve got it hanging blown up on canvas in my bedroom, it’s the first thing I see every morning. Allow me to share the story behind this image shot in Winterberg!

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Sao Miguel

While on a family holiday to the Portugese Acores island group in the middle of the Atlantic ocean I stumbled upon this perfect little beach. I realized the sun would be hitting the beach near Sao Miguel at a perfect angle later in the afternoon. While the rest of my family retreated to our rental house, I drove back later that day to capture some images I knew would find a place in my portfolio.

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This is not a blog

All new starts are hard, and starting a new blog is infamous within the overpopulated world of hard new starts. It’s not like this is the first time I’ve tried this, so therefore let’s do a bit of reframing: this is not a blog!

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