Bas sent through 12 images for this interview with the hope that I would be able to pick just a few. I decided the best thing was to just show you all of them. I would like to point out that some of these images fall into the NSFW (not safe for work) category. Myself and I’m sure Bas would love to hear your thoughts so why not leave a comment below.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I was born in the south of Holland in a city called Eindhoven in 1971.
From 1988 until 1992 I studied Interior Design in Rotterdam and graduated in 1992.
The following year I began to study Economics. It was during that year when I discovered that his efforts were better spent pursuing my passion for photography.
After building a portfolio, the Royal Art Academy in The Hague accepted me the following year where I continued to study photography until my graduation in 1997.
During my studies, I had the pleasure of working with well known Dutch photographers like Jan Zwart, Bert Teunissen, Gerrit Schreurs and Johan Vigeveno, as a free-lance assistant.
Since 1997 I’ve been working as a professional photographer.
Currently I’m teaching at the Photo Academy in Rotterdam part of my responsibility there is my roll in the exam comity as a judge.
What made you get into photography?
I was always interested in paintings and at the age of 22 I got an old camera (contaflex) from my uncle. I started to shoot with it and it led me on the road to the profession of photography.
How did you get started?
After the art academy I did a few internships and worked as an assistant. During that period I started my own company Bas Adriaans Photography.
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
Commission work is mostly commercial portrait work. For my own creative needs I shoot portraits and nudes.
What gear are you using?
When I shoot digital I shoot with a Nikon D700, when in the studio I mostly combine that with Bowens strobes.
When I shoot analog I like to use my Hasselblad 500cm and also sometimes 4×5″
Whats your favourite lens and why?
My favorite lens is 135mm Nikkor Ais lens, it’s an old beast but I love the soft effect it produces. Also the 85mm 1.8 Nikkor is a favorite when it comes to portraits.
How are you marketing yourself?
Aside from posting on 500px and updating my website regularly I do next to nothing in marketing or promoting myself.
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
The cameras doesn’t matter, don’t waist all your earnings on the latest and greatest gear and work with what you have or what fits you best. Skill outweighs gear.
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