About me

"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." ~ Charles Bukowski

Hi, I’m Bas, and I love to take photographs

I’ve been taking photos since I was a child. With a grandpa and an uncle shooting for newspapers, and a dad who is an avid hobby photographer, you could say it runs in the family. My real passion for photography got reignited around 2008 when I got my first Digital Camera. Although I love the look and feel of analog photography, I am a big fan of the optimized workflow digital photography has to offer.

I also love to travel. Not the all-inclusive sipping cocktails by the pool kind of travel, though. I love to immerse myself in local culture. Really be in a place. Go where the locals go when they are done working. Roam around the back alleys until I get the feeling I’m lost. And finding my way back again. The combination of photography and travel is what really gets my heart going. Wherever I go I always have one or two cameras with me, because you never know what opportunity you might run into.

  • When getting lost in a city I love doing some street photography and portraiture. I love the challenge of finding that one great shot, that cool situation or that great person that you just have to shoot.
  • I also travel around Europe on a regular basis with friends to find abandoned beauty and create art for my long-running project, the Colors of Impermanence.
  • And of course, I love connecting with people. Go out for a coffee, get to know people and create beautiful, real people photography. Don’t expect any glamour or beauty shots. I’m interested in the real you, in photographing your essence.