Which began as a hobby, has now become my profession. Capturing important emotions, moments and picturing the exact vision for my clients. Ensuring people can look back for the rest of their lives and relive those moments. That is what I love to do.
Do what you love, Love what you do.
Ever since I was a child, I was drawn to the lines and composition of things around me. I feel that plays a major role in my profession and benefits my eye when taking photos. People always ask me how I would describe my style of photography. First of all, I feel my previous work should speak for itself. I like to show beauty as it is in the most natural setting. I believe in capturing moments as they happen. I want the people to be seen as they truly are with me being unnoticed.
I studied entrepreneurship and leisure management in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, along with some side courses of photography simply out of pleasure. It wasn’t until I moved to Curaçao in 2008 where my hobby became my way of living.
While living in Curaçao, I invested time and energy into furthering my education and knowledge of photography. I also became proficient with the most professional camera equipment in the market today.
I would like to call myself a journalistic photographer. I try to be unnoticeable throughout the event and capture the moments as they are rather than staging them. Therefore my Nikon 70-200 lens is my favorite and the one I use most often. For some people this probably won’t ring a bell, but with this lens I can capture moments happening from a distance, yet still capture them as if I am close by.
As someone who loves to travel, I have had the privilege of shooting weddings in Holland, America, Curacao, as well as other islands in the Caribbean. Now having migrated to Australia in January, I am excited to start up my business again.
Also on a smaller note, I want to add, that as a person, I am someone who appreciates quality more than anything. I rather pay a little bit more to know that I have quality and be sure it is good and durable then pay less and regret it after. That, I believe, also represents my work. Because of the experience I have and the equipment I use I may cost a bit more but I guarantee you, quality. Not to forget the service that comes with it.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
David has been a professional musician for over 25 years, 16 of those serving full time as a member of the Australian Army Band Corps. David's interest in photography started at high school as a hobby, but over the years the passion grew. In the year 2000 David purchased his first SLR camera, and put well over 100 rolls of film through it in the first 12 months. David became so well known to the local developer that he was allowed in the lab with him and was shown how to use the machines to develop and print his own films. David was entirely self taught until 2014 when he decided that photography was where his career was heading, so in May 2014 he signed up for a Diploma of Photo Imaging through Commercial Arts Training College (CATC) Brisbane and graduated in 2016. During 2016 David also developed an interest in aerial photography/videography and in late 2016 received a Remote Pilot Licence through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). David left full time service in the Australian Regular Army in September 2016, but still maintains a role in the Army Reserve working approximately 100 days per year as a multimedia technician and with Defence public affairs. David's other interests include motorcycling, 4wding, camping and watching motorsports. He is married with six children, so life is busy. David really can't pigeon hole his style of photography, as he is interested in many styles including landscape, portraiture, events, sports, aerial, media and documentary, nature and wildlife, macro and still life. David has much experience as a unit photographer in Army Units that he has been posted to. He has provided many images that have been used in social media and unit history. He still gets excited every time he picks up the camera, knowing that as a photographer he is stamping his own part of history.
Rachela has been creating behind the lens for over 8 years with an extensive experience in the photography field. Having spent her youth exploring other creative mediums such as painting and writing, inheriting a camera from her father sparked a passion for photo taking that hasn't died since. Her experience as a photographer has as she put its; 'organised chaos' the many years of hard-work in creating a portfolio that takes determination, hardwork and passion. Constantly learning and seeking out to incorporate other forms of creative mediums to create work that is truly unique.