A Choice of Portraits
Project info

Customised photography

"How or with which equipment a photo is made is not interesting. It’s all about catching the atmosphere or emotion in a split second.’’

Nico Brons’ application to Fotoacademie Amsterdam in 2011 was not planned. He was 54 at the time. After working in IT for years he suddenly found himself at home facing a severe disease. A dark and troubling period until he realised that he needed to be in the driver’s seat. Nico made an impulsive decision and registered for Fotoacademie Amsterdam.

In 2013 he was the first to graduate with images taken by Iphone. A daring project in the conservative world of photography. As a passionate photographer, Nico has specialised in portaits, interior photography, festival and concert registration and documentary work. His intuition leads him towards the photos. “Getting touched through the lens, I’m alert for the moment. It’s all about picturing the emotion at the right time.’’ Nico’s work demonstrates excellent composition and his portraits are “close to the bone”.

As the result of an accident, he can only see with one eye. He believes this is a benefit as he states, “I don’t have to translate the 3D reality into a 2D picture. I don’t see depth, so I already have a 2D view on the world.’’