Work

Welcome to my site, coming to you from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I am a portrait and reportage photographer working for people who need well-made photography to help promote their businesses and services.

Client-friendly and service-oriented, I strive to create stunning images tailored to the specific needs of my clients. I believe that the best way of achieving this goal is teamwork and open communication between client and photographer.

My clients range from independent business owners and freelancers to corporate and governmental institutions that use my work on their websites and social media as well as printed media. Whether you are a small business owner, the head of a large corporation, or a nonprofit organization, please feel free to get in touch with me to see if my work can be of service to you.

I also enjoy working for private citizens photographing family events and portraits.

Personal

Roadtrip Alaska 1972, photo Brian Norman.

I was born in Canada while my young Australian parents traveled through North America in the early 1960s. A few months later, with me tucked in the boot of their Volkswagon bug, they continued their travels crisscrossing through the United States.  

Their original plan was eventually to return to Australia, but one thing led to another, and we stayed in the United States. After my sister came along, we settled down in Southern California and became American Citizens. But the adventure did not stop there. My father’s wanderlust led us to Madrid (2yrs.), Bilbao (2yrs.), and Taipei, Taiwan, during my high school years.  

Living in different countries and experiencing other cultures from a young age taught me to adapt to new situations quickly. It is also what I enjoy about photography: meeting, observing, and working with people from different backgrounds, all of whom have a different story to tell.  

I came to Amsterdam from the United States for the first time in the mid-1980s, shortly after my studies in photography. The Eastern Docklands fascinated me, and I decided to stay longer, living in an old warehouse inhabited by squatters. In 1989, the Amsterdam Municipal Archives bought eight large-format black and white photographs from my series ‘De Borneokade.’ In retrospect, that purchase marks when my official career as a photographer began in the Netherlands. With the birth of my son Jim in 1999, I now consider The Netherlands to be home.

In the picture

Reviews and publications

Recent clients

Everaert Advocaten-Immigration Lawyers | OMA-Office for Metropolitan Architecture | Stichting de Stad Verbeeldt | Baumeister-Das Architektur Magazin | The Rotarian Magazine | News UK | AP Associated Press | The city of Almere | BouwEXPO Tiny Housing | FOW Global Investor Group | Merlien Institute | CYCAS Hospitality | European AIDS Clinical Society | Huis Idee Makelaardij | | Hemwood Advocaten | LUX Research | NIW-Nieuw Israëlietisch Weekblad | ASA-International

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