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.
Dirk Kuyt for Continental
For a Continental clinic with youthful football players, Dirk Kuyt was brought in. I was tasked with capturing the event and got to spend some time with this former Liverpool player, currently active at Feyenoord Rotterdam. It was great working with a true professional like Dirk, who took as much time as he could save to genuinely connect with all of his young fans and provide them with some advice.
Lidewij Welten for Herbalife
While en route to this gig I got a call to shoot a number of images for Herbalife. The brand was shooting a video with 2015 best hockey player of the year Lidewij Welten, and I was tasked with shooting some still images to be used along with this marketing campaign. Lidewij will be active at the Olympics in Rio for the Dutch female hockey squad. Funny story: aged 25, this lady has already won two gold medals and may just win her third this summer.
Models: Frank and Dez Maarsen
Locations: Eindhoven industrial area, Utrecht Central Station
Finally, I’ll make it a habit to share some personal projects in every monthly digest. I regularly shoot some other sports to hone my skills and boost my creativity. This month, I hung out with my running buddy Frank and shot Holland’s sickest BMX flatland rider Dez Maarsen. For next month’s digest I’ll be showing you some Kung-Fu fighting and a top Dutch rowing athlete, stay tuned!