In the last months of 2018, I took on several NGO assignments. I have gathered some of the NGO-commissioned pictures on a new page of this website. You can now visit the NGO Photography tab to see the photographs shot for (African) non-governmental organizations. I’m currently filling my 2019 work schedule, so do not hesitate to send me an email - maybe I can also work for your organization!
In the month of November, I took over the photo blog of German book publisher Hatje Cantz! The international publishing house is specialised in photography, art, architecture and design books. On invitation of Nadine Barth, Hatje Cantz’s Consulting Editor for photography art books, I wrote several blogs about photography-related issues. You can check out the blog to read features of talented (African) photographers like Sam Vox, Fredrik Lerneryd, Prince Gyasi, Yagazie Emezi and Brian Otieno. Other blogs are focussed on model consent forms, the New Dutch Photography Talent project and the Eye for All Auction!
For their inflight magazine Msafiri, airliner Kenya Airways asked me to write a travel story about our trip to the Ethiopian Amhara region, where Saskia and I traveled not only to the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, but also the world-famous monolithic churches of Lalibela, the impressive castles of Gondar and the laidback Lake Tana town of Bahir Dar. You can read the ten pages with my photography (i.a.) above, or download the whole PDF of Msafiri Magazine here (also check out the photo book feature of my photo book Streets of New York, on page 69!).
Renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson travelled to Kenya to go on an off the beaten track Charlie's Travels trip with Dutch TV presenter Sophie Hilbrand and actor Waldemar Torenstra (and their two kids). Drawing a lot of inspiration from Jimmy's photography work, it was quite exciting for me to be involved with this trip, as the Content Manager of Charlie's Travels. Jimmy took some amazing pictures and wrote a small testimonial about their trip, which is also online on the blog page of the Charlie's Travels website.
Click below to read Jimmy’s travelogue - you can also check out the interview with him I made, about his sequel to Before They Pass Away: ‘Homage to Humanity’.
Musotrees founder Kerol Izwan asked me to write a story about my stay in Kenya - and so I did! You can read my 1300 words (EN) in the upcoming edition of Musotrees Magazine, which is almost available worldwide. You can check out two sneak peeks above - the magazine is getting printed as I write this! If you look closely, you can see a bit of my story and the photography that goes with it. I'll update my blog page once the Volume 5 of the magazine is available.
Travel website TravelAfrique asked my to contribute a photo blog about Kenya! In the 'Kenya Encouters - Kenya through the lens of a Dutchman' post, I share five pictures I took during my stay here in Kenya. TravelAfrique has previously featured my work on their popular Instagram account, just like they did this time.
We ended our tenancy & quit our jobs at NPO Radio 1, because on December 3rd, Saskia and I will travel to Nairobi, Kenya! Saskia will be the Africa correspondent for several (Dutch) media outlets, like Bureau Buitenland and RTL Nieuws, and I will be a freelance media maker for companies like Charlie's Travels and MENDO. Although the last weeks before leaving are bitter sweet, I can't wait to be in Kenya's capital. If you aren't following us already, make sure to stay tuned via Instagram and/or Twitter!
Like Visiter l'Afrique, a platform that has featured my work both online and offline, 'TravelAfrique' is an online platform that aims to disrupt tourism to Africa. One way of doing that, is by highlighting pictures that travelers take on their journeys to the African continent and by organizing travels to these specific places. On their IG page, they have featured some of my work (see a selection above), so do check out their feed for more pictures!
To see more features, assignments and collabs, check out the 'Features' page!