Hi, I’m Bas.
About 20 years ago I got my first “assignment”. With a borrowed Olympus OM-10 I photographed a documentary about the youth culture.
Developing the rolls of film in the darkroom was like magic. The red light, seeing the images come to life underneath the water, hanging them up to dry. I was hooked.
During my years in university i started writing, editing and photographing for DIY punk magazines and designing record sleeves (and I switched to Nikon, not a bad move).
In 2009 I was asked to do a shoot for a mountain bike magazine somewhere in Germany. Being a fanatic mountainbiker since the age of 12 (with the various ups and downs) I simply couldn’t resist.
The result was a 10 page article and a cover.
Mountainbiking, being outdoors and photographing has brought me to places I couldn’t have dreamt of going to.