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About me

Rick is a photographer who brings vibrant and impactful visuals to life, specialising in sports, commercial, fashion, and portrait photography. Based in The Netherlands, but free to venture beyond borders.

With a foundation rooted in street photography, particularly within the skateboarding and graffiti scenes of Rotterdam and London. A place that unveils the captivating world of fashion, the interplay of light and shadow, and the enchanting realm where colours flourish.

Beyond the streets, his artistic vision draws inspiration from the world of martial arts, as he is captivated by its aesthetics, intimacy, and dynamic nature.

By intertwining these diverse influences, he strives to create powerful visual narratives that resonate with viewers on a profound level. Welcome to Rick’s artistic realm, where every image tells a compelling story.

Photography portfolio: https://www.rickvandervlies.com
Retouchers portfolio: https://rickvandervlies.myportfolio.com

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Education & Experience


HBO Nederlandse Academie voor Beeldcreatie


Gefotografeerd en gepubliceerd door Sennheiser, Bjorn Borg, Womenshealth, WE fashion, GUP NEW Talent 2020, Dutch National Portrait Gallery RABO photographic portrait talent 2020, Supmedi en meer.

Afgestudeerd aan het HBO op de NAVB. Afstudeerscriptie opgenomen in het Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Assistent voor o.a. Ruud Baan, Marc de Groot, Mick de Lint, Carmen Kemmink, Jasper Suyk en meer.

Retouching voor AVROTROS, Cast Iron, Footlocker, Mason Garments, Nike, PME Legend, Vanguard.



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