Joep van Aert (Netherlands)

Since 2013 I've been able to fully dedicate my life to photography. After finishing acting school, I came to the realisation that photography was my biggest passion.
Starting my career in music and event-photography I have worked hard to become a top-tier photographer and deliver high quality images to a big variety of clients. Working with a broad amount of electronic music artists like Hardwell and partners like Red Bull, I have developed an extensive portfolio of some of the biggest events and artists worldwide.
In commercial work, I aim to combine the clients wishes with an authentic image, one that is engaging and believable to the target audience.
This love for “the real” is always present and comes from my passion for street photography. Masters like Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Anton Corbijn are among some of my biggest inspiration. And besides my commercial work, documentary and portrait photography are my favorite genres to create autonomous work.


I was used to working with big and heavy DSLR’s, but I had been looking for a camera that I could easily bring anywhere in everyday situations without compromising on quality and functionality. After trying out the X100 I got really interested in the X Series cameras. The form factor, quality and simplicity of the X-E2 turned out to be the perfect combination of practicality and functionality to me.
When I first got it, I couldn’t stop shooting with it. It enabled me to easily bring the camera everywhere, in any situation I wanted and take pictures from quick documentary situations to elaborate set-ups for landscape shots. When taking portraits the camera is not intimidating and working with the in-camera film simulations and jpegs has resulted in a lot less post-processing. To this day still, the X-E2 is the best camera I’ve ever bought.


  • X-T2
  • X-E2
  • XF23mmF1.4 R
  • XF27mmF2.8
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS