My name is Peter. I’m a Dutch travel photographer and have been traveling full time since September 2021. Every place has its own story and I love to tell these stories through my artwork. Whenever I travel, I try to leave each place a bit more beautiful than I found it. My main inspiration is God, who created this majestic world. He deserves all the glory of my work. Lastly, I care about the unseen. I’ve just been lucky that I’ve been born in The Netherlands and I’ll try all I can to help the less privileged while traveling the world.
As many other photographers, I didn’t really plan to become a real photographer. I bought my first camera back in 2014 when I wanted to document my first adventure. I was about to visit Bali for an internship of 5 months, and wasn’t too sure about the quality of my iPhone 5 photos. My first real camera was an entry level Canon DSLR and I started using it on auto mode. In fact I just didn’t know what I was doing. When I look back at all these shots, I have a clear example of how not to take photos. But, I’m happy with all the experience I got, because it’s where this journey started.
Over the years I’ve had moments where I’ve been shooting a lot, but also moments where I didn’t touch my camera for a couple of months. I ended up going to the zoo every two weeks to practice my shots on animals. I’ve read countless blogs, experimented with settings and just tried to find out what I liked about it. I started to understand photography when I started to recreate shots of some of my favourite creators. If they could take that photo, I could it as well, right? When I started to understand some fundamentals, I developed my eye for compositions and I was ready to create my own art.
The last couple of years I’ve been getting serious about photography. I upgraded my DSLR to a mirrorless full frame camera and I started to do more and more projects. I also invested my time in understanding Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop more and more. Right now I’ve worked for local churches, small businesses and multinationals! In 2021 I decided to quit my job and pursue my dreams to become a travel photographer.
After spending some amazing months in South America, I'm currently in Europe. I'm looking forward to catch some ski slopes and I'm busy planning a trip to Indonesia. In May I've got trips to Lisbon and Tanzania planned. Let's see where I'll end up after that!
I’m glad you ask! The best way to contact me is through my contact form. You may also send me a DM through Instagram.