My name is Freek van den Driesschen. I’m a freelance photographer from Arnhem, the Netherlands. Most of the time I work on personal non-profit projects. For me photography is exploring the world on a alternative way. It’s opening my mind and it has no limits! I’m feeling totally free in te field, no rules, no borders, just enjoying the world on a different way.
In my younger years I bought a few compact camera’s and tried to make some nice pictures of all kind of things. Family, dog, events, holiday and much more. I always carried a camera with me. They all were pocket size and easy to have with me. I always enjoyed being behind the camera. It was fascinating how easy it was to take great pictures!
In the year 2005 I really was interested to do more with photographing. A few friends of mine were already making pictures of dance events. Because I know them very well they sometimes gave me their camera to shoot around a bit! Wow! Awesome! This asked for more! Very soon I serious looked for a camera that could much more than my own compact camera.
So I’ve started serious photographing around the year 2006. Just bought myself a DSLR camera and started to make pictures. I never did a photographing training or something, just learned a few basics settings from some friends and by just doing and testing. I think thats the reason why I really have a own style with my pictures.
Back in 2006 my friends with camera experience gave me the chance to start making pictures in the dance scene. So my first principal was Bikini2990.net a large party community with party pics. This was already within 2 months after buying my first DSLR camera.
For Bikini2990 I did lot’s of dance events and created lot’s of experience shooting pictures in the dark. Also back in my garden I took pictures of everything I saw. My dog, a flower, a bee etc. Very soon I knew what my camera was capable of and know how to make my pictures. I followed my own “non written” course, learning myself to create nice pictures. After that I did some projects and tried to catch some other things. I think the power of my images is that I take my pictures from an angle you normally don’t see things. I’m always experimenting with new and different compositions to create an unique image.
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