WHO IS HANS?
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.
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 wedding photographer. I try to be unnoticeable throughout the wedding 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. As I have just recently received my Permanent Australian visa, I am moving to Melbourne in January.
I look forward to the challenge of a new city and new locations for photo shoots and weddings. While it will be a lot of new work experiences for me, I did complete my traineeship in Melbourne years ago. I know there is a lot that has changed, but I’m excited to revisit the places I know will be memorable for shoots, and explore the new settings as well. This gives me a slight advantage of knowing my way around places, key locations and settings as well as using the different light with each new season to make my pictures stand out more than ever.
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.
Also on a smaller note, I want to add, that as a person, I am someone who appreciates quality more then 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 I provide.
Want to know even more about me? Feel free to contact me via email or Skype.