Pieter D'Hoop (Belgium)
Pieter D’Hoop is a photographer from Bruges, Belgium.
After his start as an independent photographer, Pieter quickly started focusing on food and restaurant photography. He soon developed his very own style, which is defined by extreme attention to detail and a very straightforward approach of the dishes and settings he is shooting.
He is not just a food photographer but likes to call himself a ‘culinary photographer’. Not only the food within a restaurant is important, but also the interior and people, in other words: the global surroundings.
Pieter had the pleasure and privilege to be a fly on the wall in many Belgian and Dutch restaurants, which at times allowed him to be a silent witness to the fantastic dynamics of how a restaurant works and operates from dawn till dark.
He often makes different reportage of the food scenery around the world.
A few years back I was looking for a small camera to take with me on casual walks with the kids. I purchased the X30 and used it for a few years.
In a demo from another X-Photographer I noticed the Fujifilm GFX 50S. After an intensive test in a restaurant, I decided to buy the GFX 50S as well as the GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR and the GF120mmF4 R OIS WR Macro. The EVF-Tilt adapter is particularly a tool that allows me to use the camera in a new creative way. The bright colors, the many details in the pictures and the great dynamic range of the GFX are a big bonus when working in the bad light conditions in many kitchens.