About

Rick van der Vlies, born in 1996 and based near Rotterdam, is active as photographer and digital retoucher.  He loves to create lifestyle, fashion, sporty and portrait images for advertising and editorial purposes. 

Rick started building his career, with professional ambitions relatively young, as a street photographer in Rotterdam and London. The streets still form his inspiration: the fashion that you can find out there, the shapes that can be created by harsh sunlight, the place where colours can come to life. Besides the streets, Rick also draws inspiration from his other passion: martial arts. The aesthetics, the intimacy and dynamics he finds in this sport. 

This results in a punchy, close up and colourful image style. An image style that truly comes to life when working with a team of skilled people. 

If you want to get in touch for inquiries or just say hi, head over to the contactpage


Education

Applied Photography and Image Communication, bachelor of design. At the Dutch University of Applied Photography in Rotterdam.

Graduated in 2019.


Exhibitions

-Project Just 010, Niffo Galerie.

-Graduation exhibition 2019 in Utrecht.



Rick is also registered at the Dutch Photographers Federation.

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