Mid 2018, right after getting my bachelor degree, I made the choice to focus on running my own company as a freelance photographer. I had started this over the course of my bachelor's, but only now dared to take the step of really going for it and fully relying on it.
Between my bachelor and master education, I took a break from studying to focus on photography. Over these 1.5 years in between my bachelor and my master, I have grown as a photographer, entrepreneur and retoucher. Combining my growing photography skillset with my love for concept development, makes me the ideal partner in projects where you need more than just someone who knows how to work with a camera. I explore ideas, together with the client, putting my experience and background in (industrial) design to use to bring the final result to the next level. I won’t settle for less.
When switching tasks, work fields and projects regularly, I keep myself focussed and motivated. where quite some people struggle with this kind of flexibility, it is what keeps me going and gives me energy to keep doing all this day to day, week to week.
Return to the department - I thoroughly enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of being my own boss, I loved working with such a diverse set of people and having a different 'office' every day of the week. Creating something with real world value, which is the goal in commercial photography, fitted me well. Additionally, 'creating' every day of the week has been extremely rewarding. However, After 1.5 years of full time enjoying the life of a freelancer, I made the decision to return to the Industrial Design department to start my masters programme. I miss working with likeminded people, solving complex problems and however cliche, making something that could potentially actually make the world a better place, rather than helping someone else grow their brand to help them sell more.