I'm a creative person, born and raised in the Netherlands. In my daily work life, I work as a lifestyle photographer, art director with an UX / graphic design and marketing background. Over the years I've worked with different clients as a photographer and director and for years I have been part of marketing / creative teams for brands like: the worlds leading kite / windsurf accessories brand Mystic and lifestyle fashion brand Alfredo Gonzales helping out with the marketing, design, concepts and photoshoots. While working for the brands I've been able to apply all my skills; a true playground for creative opportunities. Not long ago I said goodbye to my little beach office that was based in Scheveningen in the Netherlands. I work from the road now, for clients and collaborations. My office these days is wherever the Wi-Fi lets me transfer files and communicate. It's a great time to be alive!
Photographer and Art Director
Working with natural light is what I like doing, this in combination focus on the challenge how to make it look ‘real’. Working with other creatives always gets me exciting even so working alone. This way I can be as flexible as possible, follow the light, connect with the model(s) and travel wherever the budget allowed me to and focus on the mission. I like how it is an adventure with no restriction and a clear goal but visualy the adventure leads. Writing a concept myself often helps to do it my way and travel light so I can move around in search of what i'm chasing. I shoot with a Canon 1Dx mark II (also with under water-housing), most often I use the 24mm and 50mm prime lens and sometimes a 70-200. My grab and go camera is the Fuji xPro2 with an 18mm and a 35mm prime lens and I have a little drone with me: DJI Mavic Pro for a different perspective and without extra weight it's just me and my camera. Over the years, I have worked with a lot of different creatives, so when a job crosses my path I know which crew to select to get the job done. From production to POD's and gaffers. So from writing concept, photography, art / director to UX design and marketing, I enjoy it all.
My adventures on Instagram: @dennivh