Hi I’m Valerie! I’m a full-time photographer and videographer based in Arnhem (the Netherlands). I’m passionate about capturing moments and stories in a beautiful way, and communicating with video and photos.

(I’m currently working in Tenerife until the beginning of April!)


How it started

Ever since I was a child, I've been interested in visualising: stories, emotions, ideas… What excited me were the elements of storytelling, composition, colours and details. I started making photos, video's and drawings, just for myself and my friends (social media wasn’t a thing back then). I’ve always loved the progress of creating and learning and having something visual at the end.

 

My education

During my study Communication and Multimedia Design (2012-2016) I learned more about communicating with designs and visuals, social media, the creative industry and creative/innovative thinking. During my internship in London at a video production company, and during my graduation internship at an advertising agency in Amsterdam, I expanded my skills and focused mainly on filming and video editing. During this time I learned to not only make something that looks nice, but something that really tells a story the viewer can connect with.

 

Starting my business

At the end of my study I was getting more freelance jobs in the photography and online video content field, and it became clear for me how I could contribute to others with my visualizations. So in November 2016 I officially started my own business and I've been doing it full-time since. I think I am still the observer I was as a child, searching ways to best capture moments, stories, people, and communicating a certain perspective through my photos and videos. Finding hidden perspective is also the core of my partnership with HUMINT Solutions. This is the company that developed the non-technological innovation methodology ‘TINO’, which focuses on ‘learning from people you don’t expect to learn from’. 



 

 
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EXPERIENCE

TWIN FIN (Tenerife, Spain)
Surfcamp

Photo- & Videographer
January 2019 - present

HUMINT SOLUTIONS (Arnhem)
Innovation Consultency

Partner & Official photo- & videographer
Creative Director of 'TINO book'  (coming soon)
May 2017 - present

WHITE VISION (Utrecht)
DJ Shows

Official photo- & videographer
September 2016 - present

RUIMTEKOERS (Arnhem)
Festival
Official photographer
November 2017

LAGOM (Arnhem)
Media company
(former name “Studio Halfvol”)

Freelance photo- & videographer
March 2017 - present

SELMORE (Amsterdam)
Advertising agency

Video editor intern
Graduation internship
April - October 2016

PW12 (London)
Video Production Company

Video editor and camera assistant intern
February - June 2015

HAN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE (Arnhem)
Communication and Multimedia Design Student
September 2012 - November 2016 (Graduated)