In early 2012 I picked up my first camera. An old Olympus film camera. I forget which model it was, but once I saw what it could do, it changed my life.

After school, I knew photography was definitely the route I want to travel and furthered my studies in Professional Photography at the National College of Photography (now Vega School of Photography) in 2008 - 2009. At that stage Canon released the legendary 5D Mark II, introducing a whole new route I needed to explore. Video.

And just like that my life changed once more.

Now almost a decade later, with the same 5D Mark II, I've traveled, filmed and photographed everything from events, portraits, music videos, documentaries, vlogs, and anxiously await my next challenge.


-Fred van Leeuwen (The Image Engineer)