Hi, my name is Leon.
I’m a photographer from the city of Utrecht, located in the flats of the Netherlands. I’ve always felt connected to nature and I’m always the happiest when I’m surrounded by beautiful landscapes, so it made sense that I was drawn to landscape photography. There is just no better feeling than looking through the camera, trying to capture the beautiful vista I'm seeing. Absolute magic.
After coming back from an amazing trip to Patagonia I decided that I wanted to take photography more seriously. After schooling myself through the University of YouTube, I started to notice that my photographs became increasingly better. One lesson I appreciated the most is that you never stop learning. Ever since I've been fortunate to capture some great images, most notably from my trip to Uganda and Kenya.
As I'm also a musician I've always been drawn towards concerts. When I was younger I wouldn't go to a concert without bringing my camera. As life went on I stopped doing this and it was only after my passion for landscape photography kicked in that I was drawn back into concert photography. So, I started to bring my camera to live performances again, now with some great results as I had a much better understanding of the camera and the techniques!
I joined E-zine Lords Of Metal as a writer and photographer, for which I've shot many bands, including Marillion, Delain, Lacuna Coil, Riverside, and Sons Of Apollo.
After gaining a lot of experience I decided to follow my passion and pursue photography as a career.
P.S. If you would like to know more about the gear that I use, you can find it in the Gear page.