Time for another digest series! We have some catching up to do so bear with me as I treat you to some of the photoshoots I’ve done in the past couple of weeks.
Top urban athletes for Dr. WOOOW!
Client: Dr. WOOOW!
Location: Museumpark in Rotterdam
Dr. WOOOW! is an agency from Rotterdam that represents a large number of athletes specializing in a host of different urban sports. Among them are two absolutely world class freestyle and panna football players named Nasser El Jackson and Jeand Doest. Another of their athletes is Dez Maarsen, a top BMX flatland rider. The goal this day was to shoot both portraits and action photos of all of these athletes that they’d be able to use for their own online and print presence. As always it was an absolute pleasure to work with these athletes. For me as a photographer it’s lovely that I’m able to ask the athletes I’m shooting to repeat a certain move a large number of times without wearing them out, to end up with the best possible moment that does justice to their skills.
Reset climbing competition for Monk Bouldergym
Client: Monk Bouldergym
Location: Strijp-S, Eindhoven
Monk Bouldergym is like my second home and the place I really got into shooting sports photography. I’ve been shooting their local competition Reset for a number of years now, always focusing on not just capturing the action but also showing the lifestyle of bouldering. For this monthly digest I thought it’d be nice to showcase the fun and typical moments of this sport. To see more photos of this sport that just got granted access to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, be sure to check out this album.
Models: Thijs and Julia
Locations: Monk Bouldergym Eindhoven, Philips Fruittuin
As always, I focus hard on shooting as many personal projects as I can. This is a perfect way to showcase my strengths and develop as a photographer. It’s very useful to show (potential) clients what I like shooting most, both in terms of style and subject matter. This month, I captured some intimate portraits of young Julia Meijer, the 2016 Dutch champion of bouldering. In addition, I spent some time with my friend Thijs, who is an avid Kung Fu practitioner. My goal here was to show the focus and total control of this martial art in a serene setting.