About the photographer
Gijs van Ouwerkerk (1976) is a versatile and creative press photographer located in Enschede, a town in the east of The Netherlands, close to the border with Germany. He works full-time as a photographer for editors, large and small businesses and the general public. His work is published in magazines, brochures, books and websites and on billboards and posters. Among his specialties are portraits on location, events (such as conferences, academic promotions and sports events) and technology.
In 2009 Gijs obtained a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Twente. This technical background gives him an edge when photographing subjects related to science and technology. He can also help clients who seek photographs that visualise abstract concepts.
His passion for this job is fueled by the pleasant interaction with people and the challenge of making something special out of every assignment.
Some of Gijs' commissioners are (links are mostly in Dutch):