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.
How do top cyclists experience the most renowned races in the world? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, these two all-access videos on Tom Dumoulin by Team Sunweb are a must-see.
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.
Eelco Sintnicolaas is a top Dutch decathlon athlete. Recently, I joined Eelco for a day of training, to capture what the life of an athlete is really like.
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.
Sports is an amazing subject for photography, and I love highlighting the work of other photographers in addition to my own. Pelle Cass recently shot an amazing series, for which he photoshopped hours of sports events into single photos. Check out his mind blowing work!
How do the best athletes in the world train? What does the work they put in when they’re not in the spotlights look like? These are questions I aim to investigate through my photos. For my most recent series, I followed top Dutch gymnast Bram Verhofstad while training.
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.
Hirving Lozano is PSV Eindhoven’s revelation of the season. The Mexican superstar is well on his way to becoming the Dutch Eredivisie’s top scorer and it seems like a matter of time before he’ll transfer to a major league. I thought it’d be interesting to focus on Lozano for one entire game. These are my thoughts and the resulting images.
Under Armour has done it again: their 2017 video with Yusra Mardini is spot on. These are my thoughts on why this piece of visual storytelling with a Syrian refugee turned Olympic swimming athlete works so well.
For this entry of my ongoing series on inspiring visual storytelling sports videos, I take a look at Reebok’s video Hands. A short, sweet, inspiring and authentic spot.
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 some more visual storytelling goodness! Next up is the women’s cycling apparel brand Machines for Freedom from the US, with their inspirational short clip Free.
After having written about some projects by other creatives, I figured it was time to shed some light on my own work again. Here’s some series I’ve worked on for the past few months, both on assignment and as personal projects. These include covering the Rotterdam marathon, shooting with a young and talented racing driver sponsored by Red Bull, and shooting some crossfit for my portfolio.
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.
The spot Under Armour created with their sponsored athlete Michael Phelps is quite probably one of the best sports commercials ever made. It has motivated and inspired me both in my own athletic pursuits and in my photography, so writing an ode seems like the right thing to do.
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.
PSV Eindhoven has been one of my favourite clients for some time now. In an ongoing project for the club’s magazine, I’m documenting the youth squads at their academy. Here’s some of my favourite images from the series, along with some of my experiences shooting these future superstars and my dream of shooting similar images with the world’s best athletes for brands.
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.
Possibly one of my favorite photos of all time and the one most people seem to remember is the one you see below. In fact it means so much to me that I’ve got it hanging blown up on canvas in my bedroom, it’s the first thing I see every morning. Allow me to share the story behind this image shot in Winterberg!
While on a family holiday to the Portugese Acores island group in the middle of the Atlantic ocean I stumbled upon this perfect little beach. I realized the sun would be hitting the beach near Sao Miguel at a perfect angle later in the afternoon. While the rest of my family retreated to our rental house, I drove back later that day to capture some images I knew would find a place in my portfolio.