To Whom It May Concern
My name is Willem-Jan Schipper and welcome to my photosite.
I have been a passionate and livelong omnivore of architecture, design, literature, (classical) music and art.
Since I am utterly useless in dancing and completely devoid of any kind of talent concerning making music, it filled my youth with artistic frustration. All that adolescent `Sturm und Drang´ welling up as a volcano and no creative exhaust-valve to channel it through.
Finally I discovered that hidden treasure called photography as the only way of artistic expression, which I actually do master.
From that point in time, I have not merely been a consumer of culture, but a creator as well. It pleases me hugely, when I am able to create new images. I enjoy the satisfaction of making people happy – or at least intrigued – by my photography.
In my photography I endeavour to connect the visual world of Art and Culture in general and
The Classics – both in art and earlier photography – in particular to the present. Preferably with my own twist.
In my portfolio, portraiture is the centre of gravity. Portraiture is my one true love. However for the last couple of month, I have tried to branch out to and explore adjoining fields of photography such as fashion, music and and glamour photography.
I graduated from Leiden University Law School and I practice law. Please do not hold this against me, for I have repented. At the moment I hope to switch careers, rehabilitate my life and become a fulltime photographer.
If you like to collaborate on a project with me, do not even consider hesitating, and send me that E-mail.
I hope that you will enjoy the photos and please do not hesitate to leave a comment. I welcome your feedback.