I am a visual artist with a background in art (Gerrit Rietveld Academy) and design. I am based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
On photography I am fascinated by extraordinary interactions between people, often individuals, and their everyday surroundings.
How an apparently everyday moment can become a short story when photographed – how a non–scripted moment can appear so surreal, meaningful, aesthetic or humorous that it looks scripted. But it isn't.
On painting & drawing I am interested in how a non-existent place comes into existence, or how an existing place becomes an interpretation. How the topographics of a sense of a place become a visual, personal narrative.
Contact & pricing
For inquiries about pricing, acquiring artworks or usage of my work in printed or digital media – contact me at caspar[at]gmail.com
For more (recent) photos and artworks – follow me at Instagram.
Paper Pictures 2022–
In October 2022 I initiated, organised, managed and participated in Paper Pictures – an exclusive temporary online photo print sale. About 40 Dutch photographers provided 1 photo each. Each photographer individually chose the printing method, the paper, the formats, the edition and the price. All photo prints were shipped with a numbered certificate of authenticity, signed by the photographer. Paper Pictures will reoccur yearly, with a different collection.
From 2023 onward the yearly collections will have a theme. The 2023 edition has the theme EMPATHY.
Visit www.paperpictures.nl to see more.
From February – April 2023 I initiated, organised, managed and participated in an online photography print sale to raise money for Giro555, the Dutch national charity to help the victims of the earthquakes in Türkiye & Syria. The benefit is quite successful. Follow the initiative at www.fotografievoorgoed.nl
The website is both in Dutch and English and we ship worldwide.
The Fotografievoorgoed platform can start a fundraiser when it is asked for, so there will probably be more actions in the future.
Fotografie voor Oekraïne
From March – May 2022 I initiated, organised, managed and participated in an online photography print sale to raise money for Giro555, the Dutch national charity to help the victims of the war in Ukraine. The benefit was very successful: we eventually raised the incredible amount of €97.545,-
Even Firemen book
In 2018 I published a photography book named Even Firemen. More about it here
Awards & exhibitions
2022 Fotografie voor Oekraïne exhibition at De Balie, Amsterdam. Part of a (self-organized) charity event print sale, together with 48 other photographers.
2022 LFTFLD RETURNS exhibition at Vrijpaleis, Amsterdam. Presenting 7 drawings.
2021 Documentation/Photojournalism First Place and exhibition at Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts, USA, for photo Grandma's Hug
2021 One Shot Award and exhibition at KOLGA Tblisi Photo Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia, for photo Grandma's Hug
2020 Finalist and exhibition at KOLGA Tblisi Photo Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia, for Even Firemen series
2016 Have A Nice Weekend by Vormplatform, EKKO, Utrecht
2014 Great Last Minute Art Fair, Qlick Editions gallery, Rotterdam
2013 Art in Redlight, Qlick Editions gallery, Amsterdam
2013 ECHIE collective launch at Qlick Editions gallery, Amsterdam
Sales & publications
2021 – today Numerous drawings & paintings into private collections
2011 – today Numerous photographic print sales to individuals & companies & organisations
2022 Paper Pictures – initiator/organiser/director of a yearly online print sale
2022 Photography for Ukraine – organiser & participant in a charity print sale for victims of the war in Ukraine
2020 Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer featured some of my photos in an article about loneliness
2018 German DUMMY Magazine edition about the theme "sport" featured 7 photos from my Sporting series
2018 The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science (Ministerie van OCW) aquired 8 photographs, which are on permanent display in their offices and meeting rooms
2017 Het Parool, a Dutch newspaper, had a lengthy article about the Even Firemen series
2017 German ZEITmagazine featured 8 photos of mine in the December 2017 edition with the theme "Waiting"
2015-2017 Musea series was published in numerous online and offline media such as Dutch online newspaper De Correspondent, the German edition of Interview magazine, AnOther Magazine, Artchive.ru and Booooooom
2016 De Correspondent asked me to photograph for an article about the correlation between waiting and smartphones.
2016 Two photos from my Sporting series were featured in the April issue of Harper's Magazine
2016 Harper's Magazine asked me to photograph some of the events taking place at the 2016 Jeroen Bosch year in the town of Den Bosch
2015 Two photos from the Musea series were featured in the October issue of Harper's Magazine
2014 I'm a featured photographer in David Gibson's book The Street Photographer's Manual
2013 ERECT-Magazine from Japan had a ten page feature about me, showing 10 photographs and an interview
2012 My series from Chișinău, Moldova was featured on GUP Magazine, and in the #2 2011 issue of Beeld, the bi–annual magazine from Dutch professional photographers association GKf