Rick van der Vlies, born in 1996, is active as photographer and digital retoucher.  He loves to create lifestyle, fashion, sporty and portrait images for advertising and editorial purposes. He is home based in the area of Rotterdam and an office based in Amsterdam. 

Rick began 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, up close 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


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

Graduated in 2019.

Registered at the Dutch Photographers Federation.

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