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A Little Bit About Hans
Can I tell you a story? It’s a quick story. I promise.
When I was a kid I used to imagine being an inventor, working with beautiful people to create beautiful audiovisual creative things. I have no idea where the notion came from.
It started when I moved from a small village to the city. Suddenly I became a part of the real life, time went fast and I was embracing all the new possibilities.
Over the last 10 years I’ve been working full time as a portrait photographer and professional photo retoucher, much on location but mostly in my photo studio in Zwolle, one hour from Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
But it’s never mattered where I was working, I’ve been the enthusiastic guy who’s always smiling, having fun and being happy being able to share insights, encouraging others, inspire audiences and making great people even more beautiful and pretty. And doing one thing at a time enables me to concentrate on the end result even more.
Over the years I have created a clean consistent workflow to retrieve the maximum amount of detail out of the images. I have studied a lot about retouching techniques (image editing) and I’m learning and teaching everyday about the newest trends.
On this site I showcase some of my non-commercial work. And beyond that, I’m doing live webcasts on social media about professional retouching.