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?
For this blog I decided to make it personal. Sports have always played a major role in my life, which could explain why I love shooting with athletes. Read all about the insane range of sports I’ve practiced and perhaps I’ll sneak in a little confession or two.
As I’ve mentioned quite a few times before, I’ve made it a habit to regularly shoot personal work. A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to spend the better part of a day with Jacky Godoffe, a legend in the climbing world, to shoot a short series of this master working his craft.
Time for a periodical update of my recent work! In this update I’ll share some of the first shoots I did for Red Bull this summer, show some personal work with top climbers and finish with a special photo from the Feyenoord Kuip stadium.
Time for a new entry in my ongoing series on visual storytelling. In this series, I analyse a video that I feel is strong in visual storytelling. For this entry, let’s consider a slightly different genre that is close to my heart: a climbing film!
This summer, I took part in an alpinism course in the French Alps organised by Mountain Network, and photographed our days in the mountains at the same time. Combining my roles as a student and a photographer was a challenging but inspiring and rewarding experience.
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.
2017 is upon us, and what better time to reflect on the past year than now. Here’s my 2016 year of photoshoots, captured in exactly 50 shots.
Last september, the Climbing World Championships were held in Paris. I’ve been to a number of competitions, but in my experience these championships were quite probably the best competition ever. In this post I aim to give you a quick look at what I produced in Paris. Check inside for more pictures than you can digest!
Over the past months I’ve worked on a number of campaigns. Read on for some results, behind the scenes photos and the stories behind these shoots!
After a week of hard work and obsessing over little details I’m proud to announce the release of my photography showreel! View the highlights of my portfolio in just over two minutes.
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!
When I’m shooting commercial projects I tend to capture huge volumes of photos to make sure I get the perfect shot. It can sometimes be nice to slow down though, which is exactly what I did when I took only my analog Nikon FE camera on a climbing trip to Fontainebleau with friends.
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.