Portrait of Eric de Jong

I am a hobbyist photographer with professional aspirations.

I took my first pictures when I was eight years old. Of course my first camera was quite simple with black & white films. An uncle taught me how to develop films and to print my photos. Although I did not so much like the chemicals, I liked to see the image of the photo appear during the development process. It was magic to me! Ever since that time I have been a hobbyist photographer. 

Later, when I started to travel, I developed a preference for travel photography. Most of all I like taking photos of people. During the short moment of meeting someone and taking a picture, there is some contact between that person (subject) and myself. Without this short but intensive moment of contact, there is no good result. Because I want the photo to reflect that there was a relation between the "subject" and myself.

Later, I added studio photography to my portfolio. I like taking portraits and photographing (male) models. In the studio the contact and confidence between the model and myself is even more important than during my travel photography.

Although I am a hobbyist photographer, I try to work as professionally as possible. The great advantage of being a hobbyist photographer is that I can select my own subjects.

Recently I started to make so called timelapses. This is basically a sequence of images with a specific interval (mostly a few seconds) that are transferred into a short video.

I hope you will enjoy the results.

You are always welcome to write your comments or ask your questions.


If you want to contact me, please use the form below.
If you prefer, you can also send an e-mail to ericdejong@me.com and I will answer as soon as possible.

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  1. Hi Eric,

    Beautiful pictures of male nude. Van you make a nude portrait of me as well?

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