Leon van der Flier (Sprang-Capelle, 1975) studied photography from 1996 to 1998 at the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and Crafts in Antwerp. Since then he has worked as an allround photographer. Until 2004 he has worked for various photographic studios and since then he has been a freelance photographer in the different branches of photography.
With great passion and enthusiasm he takes photographs on behalf of his customers, but he also works on his own concepts. Successfully, because his works have won several awards. A selection from the list: 2X "Honorable Mention" at the International Photography Awards, Winner International 'Live Portrait Contest' (BPP) 2013, Certificate of Excellence International Art Contest Artavita 2014 & 2016.
His works will pass under the name: Flier! His work can be described as different, remarkable and sensible. His brainchild ‘Luctor et Emrgo' manifested itself for the first time in October 2015. This was an exhibition consisting 8photographs about personal struggle in life. These photographs are exhibited in a Pop-Up version everywhere. Something like a traveling circus. The aims of this project were to photograph the prejudices and misunderstandings about being ‘struggle’, the way people think about each other, but also for yourself, to accept yourself the way you are. Dare to be who you are!