I’m Bas Brader, born in ’74, and I love to take photos. I’ve been taking photos since I was a child. With a grandpa and an uncle shooting for newspapers, 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 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, 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, getting to know people, and create beautiful, real people photography. Don’t expect any glamour or beauty shots. I’m interested in the real you, photographing your essence.