Growing up among the trees of the forests of the Veluwe in the Netherlands, Pieter Brantjes was involved at a young age in everything that had to do with forest and nature. Together with foresters, nature photographers and hunters, he went out to discover nature. He received his first analogue camera from an elderly couple at the age of 15 and attempts were made for hours on end to capture the big game of the Veluwe. This laid the foundation for his interest in photography. After years of being active in the timber trade as an entrepreneur, Pieter picked up his camera again a few years ago, this time not to capture nature alone.