What if you could tell more compelling stories, in business and in life in general? What if a former Pixar writer were to teach you? I recently picked up the book Best Story Wins and got just that.
Being a photographer doesn’t just mean sending your client photos. Instead, it’s all about helping them to quickly get the things done that they want to accomplish. These are five things I do to make life easier for my clients.
If you’d told me three years earlier that I’d be climbing Western Europe’s highest mountain, I’d simply have laughed. Yet this summer I summited Mont Blanc, which begs the question: what drives people to climb?
How on earth did I end up here? This went through my mind as I’m taking photos of a bunch of young people dancing on top of a mountain with a 360 view of lakes and more mountains. It was just another typical day though, part of last summer’s assignment to shoot campaign images during a trip to Norway.
To investigate what the hard work of athletes really looks like, I’m spending time with top athletes training. This time, I captured how hurdles athlete Bianca Baak is training hard to recover from an injury.
During PSV Eindhoven’s title celebrations this year, the club commissioned me to shoot behind the scenes photos. The result is a unique series of images documenting the side of this event you normally don’t get to see.
Time for some critical reflection: what really is the value of photography for brands? This will not be a promotional piece for my own photography, but more likely some openhearted soul searching.
When LeBron James moved back to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, his sponsor Nike jumped to create an amazing black and white video. These are my thoughts on this moody spot that emphasises community.
Dark Side of the Lens is a short video I’ve always found extremely inspiring. Through my recent interest in visual storytelling, I’ve studied this video again and would like to explain how amazingly brilliant this video is.
Recently I was invited to be a guest in a Dutch talkshow on photography called Cafe Obscura. We talk about a bunch of subjects like finding your own style, working on personal projects and making it in the photography business through honest marketing and focusing on a niche.
Every climber has tried shooting some climbing photos of his mates going up the wall. A fair share of these photos could easily be improved if the aspiring photographer takes a couple of simple tips into account. Let’s take it from buttshot to beautiful!
At the recent Adidas Rockstars climbing competition, I completed a special multi day project where I shot portraits of all top competitors. Here’s what went on behind the scenes for this unique project!
About this blog
I shoot cinematic images portraying the lifestyles of athletes for brands. On this page I aim to show what went into making these photos and show a little about my process and approach. My ultimate goal is for my photos to be a dedication to the hard work of these athletes.
Get in touch!
I'm always looking for top brands and athletes to collaborate with. Just shoot me a message and let's create something awesome together! firstname.lastname@example.org