Welcome on my website, I’m Thijs! I’m a travel photographer and have been intrigued by photography for many years. I love how cameras are never fully able to capture what you see, for the human eye can see far more contrast and depth than a camera can represent in a picture. So you have to use all kind of methods in order to convey the atmosphere of the moment instead of just snapping something you see, which for me is the most important and interesting feature of photography. Besides photography I write and make films. With these tools combined I want to tell stories about different cultures and people, stories about hardship and joy, stories about life.


Latest stories

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Tangible remains of one of the most stirring times in history can still be found in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic. Abandoned uranium plants and mining towns form an eerie reminder of this past.


Latest blog posts


Documentary project

Travelling to the so called 'Stans', all of Central-Asia's former Soviet republics and Afghanistan. What is the effect of media and other persons on our opinion forming? How come we often have untrue prejudices about places and people we don't know anything about?


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If you have any questions, want to collaborate or anything else, please feel free to send me an email!