Your images are amazing. how can I print them?
Thanks a lot. No problem, I would love to see my prints on your wall. Follow this link and you'll find yourself in my online print shop. If you can't find the image you're searching for, go visit my Instagram account here and send me an e-mail with the image you'd like to buy.
Do you sell other prints?
Yes, it happens I add additional images to my print shop. If you are interested go subscribe my mailing list and you'll be the first to know when new items are online in my shop. Click here to join the list. I will be happy to send you a notification :)
what kind of camera gear do you use?
Depending on the assignment, I always carry at least 1 DSLR with me. Sometimes the job requires 2 cameras, so I avoid spending time changing the lens, and a lot of extra accessories. I have 3 different camera bags. One of them is an ONA messenger which doesn't look like a camera bag, something really important to me when I want to blend into city life.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III + Canon 7D
Lenses: Canon 16-35mm f/2,8L II + Canon 24-70mm f/2,8L + Canon 70-200mm f/4,0L
Tripod: Manfrotto Befree Mkbfra4-Bh
Camera bags: ONA The Union Street 15" in field tan + Lowepro Flipside 300 AW black + Lowepro Nova 180 AW black.
Did you study Photography?
No I didn't. I'm a self-taught photographer and have always been fascinated by photography. Basically, I taught myself everything I know about photography, watched on YouTube, or learned from hanging around other photographers. I started out in the mid 90s with the time-less compact camera. It was good enough for a while, but later I purchased an analogue SLR camera with a wide angle and a zoom lens. This was my gear for quite a while, until the digital universe took over. First, I got hold of a compact digital camera and that was very fun for some time, but I kept craving more features and more options, and finally I had to surrender - that's when I bought my first DSLR.
How do you work with Instagram? Can I do the same?
I’ve been addicted to Instagram for years. For me I see it as a storytelling tool. A way to let people know about the work I am doing, the important things in my life and how I see and view the world. But I'm also a part of that small percentage of people who use it for my business.
I've become a better photographer and become more of a visual storyteller through this app. I've learned to challenge myself creatively. I've met a lot of amazing people through Instagram and shared unique moments when building my own community of followers. That makes me smile. But I also wonder how I would feel, if I knew the exact amount of hours I've used online with Instagram.
When I started using Instagram back in 2014 and posted my first image on Instagram I always used the appropriate hashtags. After a while, luckily, some big accounts saw my work and featured me. From that point on, things got serious and I started to gain more followers. A couple of years ago, I had the honor to get one of my images featured on Instagram's own profile. See it here. That feature sure helped me get more followers.
To get to the point I’m now, I never gave up and had to work mainly for free for more than a year. My tip is, you have to get out of that comfort zone with an idea that you believe in and work hard until you succeed.