No week goes by without a challenge. Challenges have a very strong stimulating effect on my work.
Open and honest communication
I like my communication to be very straightforward.
I prefer to do projects that focus on quality, more so than the focus on quantity or deadline/time.
I do believe with cooperation you can achieve much more than you can on your own.
Who is Harrie de Fotograaf?
A Brabander, a world citizen with a soft 'g'. Friends call me Harrie International. I've lived a several years in London and in New York City and some other countries. Also I've traveled a lot, by the time I was 30 I'd lived one third of my life abroad.
As a kid I was interested in photography and astronomy. My very first real camera I bought when I was about 14-15 years old (a Canon AEX Program with 50 mm 1.4 lens).
After secondary school and travels I decided to study a fun study: physiotherapy. (my last doubts were either physiotherapy or the academy of fine arts: photography) And so one day I became a physiotherapist which was I kind of a surprise to me because I never wanted to become a physiotherapist, I just like the studies.
Physiotherapy has taken me to London and NYC so that was great. After NYC in 1999, just before the World Trade Center went down, I came back to Amsterdam. I worked a few years as a programmer (big mistake) and information analyst because I could find the 'right' physio job and internet was booming.
Then more travelling: China for 3 months. I figured out my old love photography needed a push. I knew I could take better pictures. Coming back to Amsterdam I persued that old dream and now I'm working as a photographer.
And now something else: to read about What do you see with Symphony lenses, after lens replacement surgery? click here