Name: Dennis Heeringa, well known as Dutchie
City: Amsterdam, Holland
The cameras I shoot with at this moment are:
§ Nikon D850
§ Leica TL2
§ Iphone X
Main photographic subject:
People. In any way possible. Posed portraits, but also people unknowing a photo is taken to keep the moment totally genuine. I also think adding the human element to any photo makes it one of a kind. I get inspiration from multiple things, mainly by being surrounded by fellow creatives, meeting new people and exploring new places. (Without having to rush around and having the freedom to explore.)
Urban. I try to capture my daily surroundings which mainly turns out to be Amsterdam as I live in the city centre and there’s so much going on here. But I do not limit myself to one specific thing. For me, my style includes everything my surroundings offer but I feel a little extra strong for cities due to the vibrant and ever-changing pace there. There is a deep love for everything from street photography to scenery to portraits. All complementing each other.
Meet me in Amsterdam !
write on MasterPhotoTour when you will land in Holland, I will be happy to meet you
When did you start with photography? Where does this passion come from?
Photography started for me with my introduction to Instagram and that is also what eventually created the passion for photography. It went from an experiment, to loving the connections online, to a hobby, and then into something I can not live without. Starting with an iPhone 3GS, to a newer Iphone, then a point and shoot camera, which turned into a Nikon D5100, after 6 months I upgraded that to a D5300 where now I shoot with a Nikon D850 and a Leica TL2.
Where do you come from? Has this place been your first photographic subject?
I’m born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I started taking photos using my old iPhone 3GS back when Instagram just got released and instantly the interest in seeing Amsterdam on the platform was pretty big, therefor my first subjects couldn’t have been anything else than Amsterdam.
What should photography communicate according to you?
I’d say photography is art, so to me it communicates a story, and a story that is something different to whoever looks at the photo. It should tell the vision of the photographer at that specific moment in time which he / she captured. How to interpret that moment, is fully up to the person looking at the photo.
Why is so important to capture photographs while travelling according to you?
Photography makes me look at things different and way more focused. Next to that it allows me to capture a moment in time to look back at, which otherwise would be lost forever. It’s an everlasting memory I am able to share with everyone around me.
Have you ever been to South Tyrol and what do you associate with this region?
Never. So I’m very much looking forward to seeing the area and capturing it all on camera.
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