Freelance Photography

Combining photography and concept development to create real world value for my clients

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.

Year
2016 - Present | Work Experience
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Life
Verdict
Very enjoyable, but miss working on complex issues with likeminded people

Project Summary

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.

On this page, you will find just a small selection of work. For more of an idea of the kind of photography I like to bring into the world, check the photographer side of my portfolio.

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Testimonial

“Onze favoriete, loyale en creatieve huisfotograaf. Pakt niet alleen de camera bij de hoorns, maar ook de spreekwoordelijke koe. Lieke weet als geen ander het totaalplaatje op 1 kiek vast te leggen. Een totaalplaatje dat overeenkomt met hetgeen een bedrijf wil vertegenwoordigen. Lieke betrekt het hele team bij the making of, luistert en kijkt verder... Lieke’s ‘keuken’ is sterwaardig. Er gaat niks de deur uit zonder perfectie. Haar vermogen om commerciële en bruikbare beelden te maken waar ieder horeca ondernemer even stil van wordt is fantastisch, nog fijner is haar persoonlijkheid. Eerlijk, vriendelijk, meedenkend en verbindend.” - Kara, Eindhovens Rondje

Kara Ernest, Eindhovens Rondje

Reflection Highlights

& how the project relates to my professional identity and vision.

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.