I am Joost Adriaanse and have set up this site to show results of my life-time passion: photography. I am mainly a nature and landscape photographer, so most of my pictures relate to animals (including macro insects), plants and landscape sceneries. I however also like to take pictures of peolple and specal historic or cultural events. I have very brought interests varying from history, culture, art , nature, astronomy and books and think you can see this reflected in the images I take.
Although I am not a professional photographer (yet), I do take photography very serious. I started photography with analogue medium format cameras (like the Rolleiflex SL66) and developed and printed my own pictures for a long time. Because of the easier and more flexible workflow of new digital cameras, I finally switch to digital photography. I now use a very extensive digital photography kit (Canon 5D/5DIII/5DsR), including several full frame bodies and a wide variety of lenses and other equipment like filters, flashes and tripods.
My ultimate goal is to create the perfect picture with only minimal use of digital manipulation with tools like Lightroom and Photoshop. It is probably because of my analogue past were you needed to capture everything on film as possibilities for later manupluation in the dark room were very limited.
If you are looking for a free-lance photographer for a special event or task, you can always contact me. As I am seriously considering a shift of career, I really would like to to perform some more commerial work.
If you would like to use or buy one of the photos shown on this site (or additional photos you would be interested in), don't hesitate to get in contact with me and send me a message.