Someone once told me if you do what you have always done, you would get what you’ve always got. I have never been one for sticking to rules… I find them boring and restrictive.

I afford myself the liberty of drawing inspiration from various mediums, I find cubism through the works of Picasso and Francis Bacon as well as Abstract Expressionism through the works of Jason Pollock quite intriguing and. These artists were all pioneers and and pushed the boundaries of art.

I am compelled by an insatiable driving force to capture the essence of life. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a fascination for humanity and a deep longing for sensuality.

People describe me as a modern Day Saul Leiter… haha I wish!

That said, I am great admirer of his work and it heavily shapes how I see the world. I do however, admire the works of some other great photographers like Pinkhassov, Trent Parke, Fan Ho, Ernst Haas, Fred Herzog and Marvin E Newman. They inspire me to be a better Photographer.

I have also been commissioned for a number of commercial projects, one of which was being one of eight photographers round the world to be a part of the Autumn Winter campaign for Timberland. I have also produced work for Next the fashion retailer as well as a number of Media Agencies on specific projects related to urban and street photography.

I also recently started selling limited edition prints, which are now available to purchase here.

As the London Host for Unsplash, I regularly organise photowalks and meetups in London on behalf Unsplash. For more information or to find out about future dates and events, please visit. https://community.unsplash.com/localevents. Unsplash has been pivotal in my journey as a photographer. Currently, my work has received over 400m views and growing. It’s such a great community to be a part of.

My work has been featured in various magazines, blogs and websites. My recent claim to fame is that a few of my photos can be found featured in various articles in Forbes Magazine.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamvanderbloemen/2017/06/15/doesstaffculturemeanyouhaveatoxicculture/#60f6b29a45d9

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2017/08/16/fountain-of-youth-running-dry-for-construction-industry/#639facb06b44