As I said last week, I’m going to start a new series called : Y O B, which means Your Own Boss. And today I have the pleasure to introduce to you a very talented young photographer and all around nice guy, Hans v.d. Post. I met him a few years back, when he did some real estate shoots for the office I work for. And amazed I was when seeing his art in wedding photography. Let’s see how he got his start at being his own boss.
So when we went to one of the hotels to introduce ourselves, it was just the right moment because they had problems with their in house photographer. That helped us a lot to get more experience and almost enough money to live on.
Did you ever had a moment of failure?
Not really. What really helped me the first year was the accounting job I had and the savings I had. And when starting with my photography business, I quickly made the salary of the accounting job and that made it easy and motivated me to keep going.
What was one of your greatest success?
I was in competition with other photographers for shooting a wedding (see picture below). The ceremony was held on Christoffelberg. To get the job I asked less to do the shoot. I was really glad when I got it. This picture got so much press and even internationally, because my name came in the newspaper of St. Martin. It was like every where on the web. So that for sure was one of my greatest success.
Let’s get a close up of Hans.
Thanks Hans for a fun talk and some drippy kiwi smoothie.