I love to look at the world. I always have from childhood on. I began taking photographs at the age of nine. I never stopped. After all these years, I’m still in love with photography. And with the world.

I can find beauty in every face, every building, every landscape, factory or product. I don’t think the world needs to be manipulated to look better.

I may take away an occasional blemish in Photoshop. I will wait for the best light. But I won’t create a fantasy world. The world is amazing as she is. I try to understand. I feel compassion.

I will take photographs as long as I can. For every client that hires me or just because I can’t stop. With much care. Using the best equipment. With my entire focus. Because I think creation – and my clients – deserve.

Joop van Reeken