Photographer Ivo van der bent (1983) graduated in 2006 from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. The Photo Academy Award for Documentary Photography, won by Ivo, led to various assignments. First he worked from The Hague, now Ivo lives in and works from Amsterdam.
In his work, mainly commissioned by editorial and commercial parties, Ivo combines the wishes of his client with his very own ideas about photography, without detracting from his clients: “I do my own thing. After all, that's what they want: my photo."
"I work according to the client's guidelines and take their wishes into account, but once on site with my camera, I let myself be inspired by the location and person. I work with the elements present to arrive at a catchy image. ”
Ivo's photography "is not meant to be beautiful." Although Van der Bent does take the aesthetic side of his photos into account, it is not his intention to capture the most pleasant or graceful side of his subject per se.
Van der Bent's own strong personality, his direct approach to the subject, a predilection for peculiar situations and sincere indifference to drawing conclusions, enable him as a photographer to create eyebrow-raising images. As a viewer we are directly involved, but we cannot influence the image.
What you see is what you get: Ivo's photos.
Ivo van der Bent is available for your editorial and commercial assignment.
For more information or bookings, contact Lumen Photo. E-mail: email@example.com or call: +31 (0) 20 7370974.