As I said last week, I’m going to start a new series called : Y O B, which means Your Own Boss. And today I have the pleasure to introduce to you a very talented young photographer and all around nice guy, Hans v.d. Post. I met him a few years back, when he did some real estate shoots for the office I work for. And amazed I was when seeing his art in wedding photography. Let’s see how he got his start at being his own boss.
So when we went to one of the hotels to introduce ourselves, it was just the right moment because they had problems with their in house photographer. That helped us a lot to get more experience and almost enough money to live on.
Did you ever had a moment of failure?
Not really. What really helped me the first year was the accounting job I had and the savings I had. And when starting with my photography business, I quickly made the salary of the accounting job and that made it easy and motivated me to keep going.
What was one of your greatest success?
I was in competition with other photographers for shooting a wedding (see picture below). The ceremony was held on Christoffelberg. To get the job I asked less to do the shoot. I was really glad when I got it. This picture got so much press and even internationally, because my name came in the newspaper of St. Martin. It was like every where on the web. So that for sure was one of my greatest success.
Let’s get a close up of Hans.
Thanks Hans for a fun talk and some drippy kiwi smoothie.
For more information about Hans, check out his websites Wedding Photography Curacao and Fotograaf te huur. Also for pictures check out the FB Page of FTH and the FB page of WPC.
Lex van der Post
Great interview! I enjoyed reading it. Not only because of the story about the photographer 🙂 but the photo's topped it of.
Hope to see a lot more of these entertaining interviews!
Thanks so much Lex. It was a pleasure doing the interview with Hans. And I'm working indeed on more of these inspiring stories. 😉
Love the interview and great shots. Being your own boss is hard work as you constantly have to work to get recognized and finding opportunities. All the best to the young photographer.
I totally feel you on that one. I'm just starting out and it ain't no picnic. Hans already made his ground here and doing pretty well on international level also. Always a great inspiration when I read this interview with him.