Hey stranger, you made it at last.  

You now entered the world as I like to see it, in its purest form. 

My name is Arjen. I live in the Netherlands and as a daytime occupation I am a mechanical engineer.
Since 2015 I discovered the world of photography. It all started out as a hobby but has now become so much more than that. I wanted to expand my horizon, so I did. And the beauty of it? You are in it!

I have a big heart for nature, birds stole my heart since I was a little boy.  Just take a glimpse on my page and you will find out yourself. I also have a big heart for human beings, we are just as diverse and stunning as nature itself. 

Like any camera does, I focus on…..

  • shooting portraits
  • glamourphotography and boudoir (covered nude or lingerie) 
  • wildlife
  • tropical & travel
  • analogue midformat monochrome photography
  • your wishes

So, yes you can hire me for a shoot, or perhaps you like to buy a stunning print or two for your lovely home. Head to my store right here and feel free to ask for more information anytime.

I improve myself by reading lots of magazines and books, searching the internet for tips and tricks, going to courses and masterclasses and of course: go out and play, for hours, for days, for weeks forever. Getting experience means getting better!M

In my bird- and/or wildlifephotography I try to shoot differently than other photographers. I try to test my creativity as much as possible. High key, low key, different angles, movement, slow shutterspeed. True, a lot of pictures I make don’s succeed in that way, but that makes it more fun when it does.

Besides that, I work for my girlfriends company SurfArt. I am in charge of her productphotography and marketingvisuals and I work with her models.  

The world is my playground and the sun and moon are my light and shadow. Beauty is just around every corner. And so are you. Do you want to shoot together? Don’t hesitate to say hi and ask for details. It is OK if you have no plan yet, we can work it out. It is OK if you are a bit insecure or perhaps scared in front of a camera. That’s all natural and OK to say out loud. 

Take your time to enjoy my gallery & shop, and if you like to set the date right away to book a shoot, just give me a heads up.


ps. The name Darka is a little souvenir from my time in the militairy back in the days. I’ll tell you someday if you like to hear it. Cheers.