I don't create scenes.
I let life happen.
Simply capture what unfolds,
whilst establishing a genuine connection
with the people or matters I see.
I've been fortunate enough that my work
as a people researcher & brand strategist
allowed me to travel, but even more important,
taught me to get really close to people.
Diving in their lives and cultures,
earning their trust which resulted
in documenting honest moments.
The photos you see in my portfolio
are my personal collection of shots
I've made over the past years
whilst traveling the world.
Most of my work and the photos here are shot analog,
using a Nikon FM2 or Leica Mini Zoom.
Film is mostly Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford HP5.
For any inquiries, both for photography and cultural research,
please contact me via the form below, my mail or absolutely the best option: just call me :)
stefspijk @ gmail.com
+31 6 54 69 4000
Based in Amsterdam - available globally.