Interview with… Jordi Huisman

Photos by Jordi Huisman


Photographer Jordi Huisman was born in Almere, The Netherlands in 1982. After a BSc at Engineering, Design & Innovation he attended the KABK art academy in The Hague to study photography. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2005.

1) When did you start to think about photography?
About eight years ago. I was on a boring holiday in Spain and just bought my first compact digital camera. Out of boredom I started to experiment with the camera and suddenly discovered that I liked photography. As a kid, I was drawing all the time. So it makes sense that photography interested me.


2) What does it mean photography for you?
It’s a way of dealing with time. I want to slow down time with photography. Or to get a grip on reality.


3) Witch kind of photography do you like more?
I’m very much into the documentary photography with an autonomous approach. For example the work of Alexander Gronsky and Nadav Kander.


4) When you take a portrait, what is important for you?
The most important thing to me is that the person I’m portraying is relaxed. At ease. The composition is another important element. When those two things are okay, it’s just a matter of time before the right shot is taken.


5) Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?
It sure is. They make you think critically about your own work. About what you photograph, why you do it and how.


6) What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?
I encounter those on a weekly base. Most of the time it’s a brief moment that’s beautiful or interesting.


7) What’s your photo-mission?
To show other people things that they didn’t see (that particular way)






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