Photography is a way for me to describe a story, message, feeling or experience. It is an art form in which design and technology come together. The same goes for fashion. For me, a fashion shoot is all about merging these two art forms to create awesome fashion photos. It’s a close and careful collaboration between fashion designer, model, make-up artist and myself as a fashion photographer. I love creating something together that is wonderful to look at and at the same time describing a story, message, feeling or experience. Fashion photos that are unique and make a statement.
Most importantly, I don’t work alone as a fashion photographer. I always work in a team. Communication and the willingness to understand each other are, in my perspective, key to achieve an excellent result. This applies during the shoot, but also during to the post-processing of the photos. I prefer to do the post-processing (in part) together with the fashion designer, model, make-up artist or stylist. This enables me to understand even better what their perspectives, wishes and expectations are and eventually work towards an even better end result. And of course we always agree on how and which photos will be published upfront.
A fashion shoots can be done almost everywhere. But the fashion capital of The Netherlands is of cause Amsterdam. Amsterdam will always be the primary location for fashion photography. It has the highest density of fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists and models within The Netherlands. The most fashion shows and schools. And really awesome locations for a photo shoot.
I am proud of my work and I also like to show my work. Not just on this website or social media but also at exhibitions, fairs and competitions. If you allow me to use the fashion photos for promotional and marketing purposes, you will receive your own personal Forever Images Photo App (FIApp) as a favor in return. Ideal to show your clients your most beautiful portfolio photos in a professional manner.
As a fashion photographer I like to ask for feedback. During the shoot and post-processing and when I have delivered the final result. It is important for me to know how the images complement and correspond with what the fashion designer, model, makeup artist or stylist had in mind. And of course how they experienced the shoot and collaboration. I learn from feedback and find it important to continue to develop. It is also valuable for me to receive reviews, recommendations and reactions to use on this website and social media. This allows others to get a good impression of who I am, what it is like to work with me and how my photos are appreciated.
Are you a fashion designer, model, make-up artist, MUA, MUAH or stylist? Would you like to do a shoot on TFP basis (Time for Print / Time for Portfolio)? Please feel free to contact me so we can discuss the possibilities. And if you want to show some of your work, I’d love that!