started like this
My enthusiasm for photography was fuelled by my father, a photographer himself. I have always loved creating things and after I joined the police force at age 19, I started looking for a creative hobby.
Photography got my attention and I instantly fell in love with it.
Hitting the streets
When you are starting out as a photographer with and you start seeing the world in light and composition, there is a lot to shoot. You can specialise in Portraits, Wedding, Sports, Corporate work and loads more. Out of all these niches I chose to shoot street photography. Being amongst people, watching life, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Shortly after I started photography I also bought a GoPro to make video’s. I thought it would be nice to also share my experiences as a photographer so I started my YouTube channel called Niels Kemp Creative.
When searching for the best camera for my street photography work, I chose the Ricoh GR II. This camera appeared in my YouTube video’s and I explained a lot about how and why I use this camera. This caught the attention of Ricoh/Pentax and they reached out to me to ask if I wanted to become a brand ambassador. Heck yeah.
My other job(s)
It has never been my goal to make photography my full time job. I am a proud police officer in Rotterdam, where I work at the communications department as content creator. I am the host of the Police Podcast called ‘Boeiend’. I also have a Dutch YouTube channel called ‘De Wereld van Niels’ where I host a podcast about creativity. Check it out here.
I am a nineties kid. My world revolves around social media. I realised that taking photos with the sole purpose of posting them online, was not enough for me anymore. I want people to be able to enjoy them in a more meaningful way. So I started a search to create more tangible art. This is what started my handcrafted limited edition artworks. I call them my Creations. Check the store to see which of these are currently available.