The dashing Dutchman was behind the camera for our ‘Bending the Rules’ shoot (p236). Here’s how he did so.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH GQ’S BRAD HOMES?
Finding out we appeared to be a great team! I’m keen for the next story if it’s up to me.
HAVE YOU SINCE BOUGHT THE ENTIRE HERMÈS COLLECTION?
I never found time to try on the clothes, but as they looked damn good on the model, I’ll definitely check them out.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO A GOOD PHOTOGRAPH?
That it touches the viewer.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE MOST INSPIRATION FROM?
It’s always people, and their own unique aspects, that inspire me the most.
YOUR CREATIVE MUSE?
I have ongoing long-term and shortterm muses, who constantly inspire me in different ways.
MOST OBSCURE SHOOT YOU’VE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN?
I once did a project about Amsterdam’s Red Light District, photographing 30 prostitutes in and out of their rooms. It was a true adventure and experience, beautiful and painful at the same time, discovering how much this area was a real treasure of stories.
SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Physical dedication – it’s really comparable to sport!