Rick van der Vlies

Everything I do has to be a form of creativity. Just because I have limits during a commercial shoot, doesn't mean that I can't be creative. It doesn't mean my work is less than when I'm completely free; it's just a different challenge.

Everything I do has to be a form of creativity. Just because I have limits during a commercial shoot, doesn't mean that I can't be creative. It doesn't mean my work is less than when I'm completely free; it's just a different challenge.

Rick van der Vlies

origithinglife@gmail.com

@origithingphotography.cr2

https://www.origithingphotography.com

Country

Netherlands

State / Region

Rotterdam

Photographer

ABOUT

I think I'm unique cause I started out building my career relatively young. There are a lot of people nowadays who start photography at a young age, but how many of those are determined to make a career out of that straight away — being able to deliver professional quality instead of being lucky on Instagram.

Rick, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?

I started it in the BMX&skateboard world. I wasn't interested in just the sport, but in the whole lifestyle that comes with it. That made me watch a lot of photography and inspired me to create that myself.

Who is your inspiration in life Rick? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?

Because I keep my mind fresh, I love fighting sports and photography. When I think about photography too long, I start to think about fighting so I won't get bored. When I think about fighting too long, I miss photography. I make myself stay hungry.

We all make mistakes Rick; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?

So many, but I don't want to dwell in the past. I am who I am today, and that's what I focus on.

Rick, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?

I want to work with each other. Not for each other. Create something amazing together.

Please tell us, Rick, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

I don't. Love, sports, photography are all equal to me. They all motivate each other.

Rick, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

That's confidential. Sometimes I persuade the client. But sometimes they persuade me to look at it from a new perspective. Just because they're not imaging makers, doesn't mean they can't inspire me

Rick, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.

Don't have one yet. Better said I don't want to have had one yet. I want to stay hungry and become better! Motivate me to evolve.

Rick, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

Everything I do has to be a form of creativity. Just because I have limits during a commercial shoot, doesn't mean that I can't be creative. It doesn't mean my work is less than when I'm completely free; it's just a different challenge.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Stay hungry and keep on believing.

Photo Credits:

Photographer: Rick van der Vlies @origithingphotography.cr2
Photography assistance: Celso de Sanders @celsodesanders
Models: Solace Uyi-Olaye @solacedwayne, Serge Nitza @serge.nf, King Cherif @king.cherif
Styling: Jerney Druppers @jerney.from.the.block
Styling assistance: Ruby de Meijer @rubydemeijer
Location: Student Experience @studentexperience

(Please do include the location as well, thank you)