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.
At the blue mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
I have a desire for traveling to places where I can make genuine connections and have authentic interactions with locals. With my work I hope to provoke a sense of wonder and understanding about the incredible world we live in.
Furthermore, I would like to say that I strongly believe that melted cheese is the best food ever. Like just put it on anything it just tastes good. Not everybody agrees but I don’t speak with those people anymore.
Also good to know, if you are travelling with me, something will go terribly wrong. It always does and I don’t know why but I can’t remember any trip where something did not go seriously wrong. Not serious enough to ruin your entire trip either, but just enough to keep you properly frustrated for a few days.