Being invited to shoot The instagram famous Hideout was beyond special. A goal of mine since arriving in Bali and having seen this place online many times. I couldn’t wait to be in this special environment in the lush east of Bali and experience this place myself. I used myself as a model in the shots because I need a person in the space. This is how I always work, I want to play and shoot people in relation to their environment.
I am living and freelancing in Bali and shooting a lot of villas.
I noticed I usually book villas on airbnb based on instragrammable photos I see or when the renters put up photos from instagram of their villa or the view. Bali is all about instagram and making beautiful photos to post. I approach taking photos of villas and airbnb’s exactly in that way. I shoot the interior and exterior photos but my unique approved is that I take models with me to shoot at the location. I make the instragrammable shots people get inspired to take when renting the villa. We also translated this into a video with a model who visually guides you through the villa.
Working as a Yachtweek photographer was an incredible experience. I got to meet so many people and took shots I am really proud of. I photographed for them in Croatia and Greece and their Quarterdeck Academy in Croatia in spring.
We wanted to create a buzz around the upcoming Rec Festival through an epic video. The idea is to show the feeling you have when you are listening to great music, dancing, surrounded by people but in your own head there’s a whole world of experience.
I did the concepting of the video, the shots, art direction and helped with production. The video was filmed by Vormproductions
I shot the Dome in the Desert, a geodesic dome house in Joshua Tree in California. It was the most unique and special airbnb I have ever been and I loved shooting it under the desert sky filled with stars and in 360 to make a little world picture which represented the feeling of staying there so good. The interior was filled with unique vintage pieces the owners collected over the years. I also shot the national park Joshua Tree which is filed with beautiful white mountains and the recognizable Joshua Trees
I was asked to shoot the new Adidas NMD sneaker collection with Berlinstagram: Michael Schulz. I helped with shooting, did the art direction, the editing of the pictures and the concept for the shoot.
As a photographer the favorite parts of my day are sunrise and sunset. I can easily sleep for 3 hours just to not miss these special parts of the day. Even when I don’t carry my camera with me I made it a habit to make these parts of my day special. These are some shots during that time.
Shooting muse Gaja
I got to explore London and create content for the new Ricoh Theta SC 360 camera. I ran around London photographing and filming also updating their snapchat account to share my stories exploring the city.
My concept was to capture London by bus, boat, foot and bike and make it even more awesome in 360. The content was uploaded to their social platforms and is shown at the international VR event in Las Vegas.
Such an awesome job and camera!
I shot the social media content for Nescafe international for a half year when I was working at Ogilvy Berlin. I created the content concepts and photographed, filmed and edited them in to posts/ gifs or website material. I also contributed to the international Nescafe 'Goodmorning World' campaign. Shooting images of people from all over the world drinking Nescafe and handing their Neescafe cup to each other.
Photo‘s from my travel through Cuba.
I shot the Quarterdeck Academy from The Yacht Week in Croatia where skippers and hostesses are being trained. A real dreamjob! Shooting the skippers in action, the boats in the water heading to beautfiful locations. Hostesses making delicious food and the instructors teaching their passions to their students. An awesome experience surrounded by the best people.
South Cord Kings asked me to shoot their new handmade bracelet in my own style. I was totally free and could choose how and where. So I choose two of my favorite cities: Berlin & Rotterdam! I tried to find new, creative angles and a cool environment to shoot them in. I went to one of my favorite places, Heilstatte in Berlin. In Rotterdam I went to the Erasmusbrug.
I was asked to make a personal photo report of my experience during Melt. I ran between big industrial settings, artist I truly admire and people from all around the world that came to Germany for Melt. It is a festival that can't be compared with any party or festival I have been to. This will a tradition from now on.
Shot these beautiful bohemian necklaces for Ariane Knegt. They are entirally handmade, the line is called 'Shine A Light'
This is one of my favorite portraits I ever made, so much emotions speaks out of this one image. It is an image that perfectly reflect his concert.
Been developing an obsession for abandoned places and have been exploring a lot of them in and around Berlin. I love shooting people in them. I think they're like real life monuments, the most torn down are often the most interesting ones.
Here's a selection of an abandoned swimming pool in Neukolln Berlin.
I shot the Kylie Minoque concert, a real extravagant show where nothing was too crazy! A photgraphers dream
Amsterdam Dance Event, 5 days when people from around the world come to Amsterdam to party. I photographed 4 days straight. Verknipt Amsterdam Dance Event was one of the party's. An enormous party with an enormous line-up. Had the best time running from dj tot dj and hall to hall, recording the Co2 blasters, the amazing light show and lasers. Taking photos of Joris Voorn, Tapesh, Hot since 82, Deetron Shadow Child, Bodhi and many more.
Adriatique all night in De Marktkantine in Amsterdam. People went wild, taking pictures there was epic.
Wauw Expedition, indoor of outdoor, ik heb genoten, deze editie stond als een huis. Hoe anders dan een line-up met onder andere Moodymann Motor City Drum Ensemble Mano Le Tough Harvey Dj Harvey DJ Koze Lil Louis Official Fan Page.
A highclass brunch at a highclass place, with acts that I have never seen before. Women spinning in huge champaign glasses, musicians and dancers. It was like I was transported to the thirties.
One of the best party's of the summer. The boat was full of amazing people and dj's. With good music and hot weather we were sailing around Amsterdam the whole day and evening. Dancing, talking and partying.
Photographing on an event called 'Sunny' turned out to be one of the rainiest days in summer ever. Nobody went home, nobody wined about the weather. They just kept dancing harder and smiling more and I kept on taking pictures until everybody, including me and my camera, were soaking wet. On these days I'm so happy I have my camera to record it all.
Levi's did a Halloween activation at the event of Mokum in Amsterdam. I shot the pictures of the beautifully dressed up people partying and the dj's. The dj's were all wearing customized jackets of Levi's. We gave the partyers a customized Levi's shirt with a blood stain in the logo.
The job for me as a photographer was not only to capture great images and images of the party but also to get people excited about the shirts, to wear them, dance and have fun. I loved this job as I love Levi's, love photographing energetic events with great costumes and styling and I got to be very social with the people visiting the event. I even went in to styling and got my own scary costume and Levi's outfit.
The pictures went online on this campaign website: http://levismokumhalloween.nl/levismokumhalloween
Shooting Arjun Schiks in Berlin at a place near my house called Urban Spree before his gig. Definitly worth visiting! Skate, climb hall and club in one. Went on shooting some more in Kultstätte KELLER club
De nachtparade from NGHTDSN en Lotgenoten. These organizations bundles forces and let the jungle take over the club 'De Marktkantine'
Basic, a club in Utrecht that wants to get back to the basics of a club. Minimalistic lighting, not too many artists on one night, not too many people, camera's no excessive online promotions. I loved taking pictures here. Working with the scenery and light there was, the one light there was, was the only light I needed. The black and white photo's accentuated the image of the club.