Flying Dutchman

Sjoerd is an autodidact in photography, a petrolhead when it comes to his passion for cars and a minimalist and perfectionist for clear lines in composition and architecture.
Sjoerds goal is to bring back the spontanity and honesty in car photography. He shows cars in a realistic, sometimes even voyeuristic – but always good looking – way.

This unique and different approach, as well as his fast way of working and the huge variation of angles on every shoot is a relief to most art-directors who are fed up with the traditional – ‘I need a day, a truck of light and four assistants for this shot’ – type of working.
The Dutchman prefers working in small teams instead, when possible in a guerillia style. Shooting a lot, making the most out of every situation and having something to choose from in the end is what he’s aiming for.

Sjoerd studied Interactive Media in Amsterdam and worked as a designer in London. Since his first shoot (LEXUS in 2009 – the art director found his work via Flickr(!), he teamed up with agents, built a solid portfolio and continued shooting for well known brands such as ASTON MARTIN, AUDI, BMW and VOLKSWAGEN.

Sjoerd (1983) lives nearby Amsterdam with his girlfriend, three chickens and a dog. He is worldwide represented by SCHIERKE ARTISTS.

  • Acura
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Volkswagen
  • Ramp
  • Gumball3000
  • Jaguar
  • Quote
  • Elle
  • Culte(s)
  • PON Automotive
  • Mazda
  • Burdayucom
  • Martin et Karzinski
  • Team One USA
  • Serviceplan
  • Mullen
  • Mutabor
  • Loved
  • Gruner & Jahr
  • Philipp und Keuntje
  • Hakuhodo Inc.
  • Jung von Matt
  • Qua
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Hoffmann und Campe