My story

Rick van der Vlies, based near Rotterdam, is working as a commercial photographer. He is born in 1996 and started out early. A young and fresh vision in the industry. His work is mostly focussed on the advertising, lifestyle and portrait photography. 

As he started out in sports photography, he learned to capture a moment. When he started to grow, he discovered the art of the advertising and lifestyle photography. That made him realise what he had been missing in his sport photography: the emotion, the communication, the ability to create something together.

Just like when he started out, he's still searching for that one moment where all energy comes to life. Only now he creates this moment. This results in a style that can be described as energetic, clean and detailed. A consistent factor in his work is his quest for beauty. Rick wants to create a moment of real life, but in this moment.. he searches for a bit more beauty than what our real lives offers.

Every job, every client is a new challenge. That's exactly what drives him in his work. New challenges, new rules and always getting the maximum result out of it!


Applied Photography and Image Communication, bachelor of design. At the Dutch University of Applied Photography in Rotterdam.


-Project Just 010, Niffo Galerie.

Origithing Photography is also registered at the Dutch Photographers Federation.

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