BACKGROUND

Before photography I attended the ‘Amsterdam Fashion Instituut’ (AMFI), back in the days called ‘Mr Koetsier’. I got myself specialized in the technical side of the apparel industry. The work I got myself in did not make me smile as much as photography did, so I changed career.

In 2003 I graduated from de ‘Foto Academie’ in Amsterdam, while being a Traffic Manager at BSUR, an advertising agency. Then I assisted Carin Verbruggen for about a year. She taught me how to look for simplicity and aesthetics.

In March 2023 I started to explore Midjourney, an Artificial Intelligence Image Generator. I got hooked. Now I am teaching Midjourney with an online workshop ‘Introduction Midjourney’ or Live online workshops for ‘Advanced Midjourney’.

MIDJOURNEY WORKSHOPS

Wil jij ook leren om beeld te maken met de AI image generator Midjourney?

Hier kan je mijn online workshop ‘Introductie Midjourney’ doen, deze is geüpdate tot en met v5.2.

Als je interesse hebt in een ‘Live Introductie Midjourney V6’ via zoom, dan kan je hier de beschikbaarheid vinden. Deze geef ik gemiddeld twee keer per maand. Maximaal 4 personen per keer en je doet meteen mee. Ik leg dingen uit en laat het meteen zien, in de chat plak ik alle prompts die ik gebruik, dus die kan je meteen in je eigen bot plakken. Mocht er dan iets verkeerd gaan, kan ik d.m.v. scherm delen meteen de oplossing geven.

Als je al meer dan 2000 prompts geschreven hebt in Midjourney dan is het misschien interessanter om de Live online workshop ‘Advanced Midjourney V6’ te doen. Deze geef ik gemiddeld één maal per maand met ook maximaal 4 deelnemers per keer. En hier vind je de beschikbaarheid.

CLIENTS

10Feet, 113Online, 210th, Ace & Tate, Adidas, BCC, Coiffure Awards, Colgate, Dekamarkt, Deloitte & Touche, Donorregistratie, Drum, Easy Comfort, Eyewish, Gillette, Holland Casino, IAA, IKEA, Landal Greenparks, Libresse, Moxy Hotels (Marriot), MTV Networks, Nederlandse Film Festival (NFF), Onemen.org, New York Pizza, Nutrilon, Prescan, Philips, Radio 538, RTL Woonmagazine, Sony Ericsson, Tanja Kok, van Essen Strafadvocaten, Vigor & Sage, Wrangler Europe.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2020 Luerzer’s Archive – The 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2020/21
2018 One Eyeland – Finalist – Advertising and Fashion – ‘Dessin Dessin Dessin
2018 International Color Awards – Nominated – ‘Eva Crutzen
2015  Communication Arts – Award of Excellence – 56st Annual – Category Nude & Beauty “Moxy Hotels”
2014 Photography Masters Cup / International Color Awards – Nominated in “Nudes” –  “Extensions
2013 Grand Prix ADCN / Silver Lion Cannes for NFF
2012 Luerzer’s Archive – The 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2012/2013
2012 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) – Portraiture Category Winner – Silver – “ ’74 – ’82
2012 Prix de la Photography, Paris (Px3) – Portraiture Category Children – Gold – ” ’74 – ’82
2011 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Category: Self Promotion “ ’74 – ‘82
2011 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Category: Editorial “Possession: A Tale of Fashion Cruelty
2011 Photography Masters Cup / International Color Awards – Nominee in “Children of the World” “Puck
2010 Communication Arts – Award of Excellence – 51st Annual – Category Nude & Beauty “Pierot
2010 Photography Masters Cup / International Color Awards – Nominee in Fine Art “Dylan
2008 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Category: People “ Paul
2008 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Category: Advertising/Fashion “Punte di Luce su Cristalli Scuri
2007 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Category: Advertising/Self Promotion “Breakfast at Tiffany’s

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Group show ‘I own everything I see and like, I own the world’ at NeverNeverland in de Punt, Amsterdam
2016 Amsterdam Museum ‘De Schuttersgalerij’ – Photography for the project #AgFag
2014 De Toonzaal – Duo Exhibition Brenda de Vries & Lillian Wessels
2013 Noordwijk ’t Klooster – Extensions
2012 Heesterveld Creative Community “ ’74-‘82
2012 Arti & Amicitae “I own everything I see and like. I own the world.” – Blauwdruk
2011 W139 in collaboration with Judith Leysner
2010 Push 24, RC De Ruimte
2010 Miljonair Fair – Best 10 images of the last 10 years Miljonair Magazine