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WimdeVos

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I was born in Enschede in the Netherlands, and I've been a photographer since 1971. I attended a photo academy for two years in Munich-Germany(Bayrische Staatslehranstalt fuer Fotografie), but started in South Africa as a film cameraman in 1976. The Soweto student uprising on the 16 June 1976, was my first assignment as a cameraman, working for the then South African SABC TV for about a year and a half, then started filming for the German network ARD doing news and documentary's...after that in 1982 I started freelancing for NOS, ZDF, BBC, French TV, ABC Australia, PBS and NBC untill landing at CBS were I still am today, filming news, 60 Minutes, 48 Hrs and show-side pieces.
On the 17 June 1986 I was deported from South Africa allegedly for breaking the emergency laws, and flown to London were my family and I still live today.
Just about anything that has happened world wide since 1976 I've covered for news from the Soweto uprising to the war in Rhodesia(Zimbabwe), Angola, Mozambique, from Rwanda to Sierra Leone to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Iran, China, India, Afghanistan, the Berlin Wall, Romania, East Germany, Russia, Israel, several winter/summer Olympics and much, much more.
Iím the proud owner of 6 Emmy and 2 Peabody awards and a Athanagoras award given once every 10 years.
I picked up photography again a few years ago in Afghanistan, were I bought a cheap digital camera at the US military PX shop at Bahram airbase for just $95.-, a little thing that I could take pictures with because I thought it to be a good idea at the time. I have since "moved up" to a Canon ixus 5mp which I like to use as an instant camera because that's all I have space and time for, at the moment I take pictures with a Panasonic Lumix 12mp and a Leica lens, the results can be seen on this website.

 

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Member Info

  • Location
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Joined
    05/06/2008
    Last login
    27/10/2013 2:58:44 PM
    Recent Activity
    27/10/2013 2:58:44 PM
    Website
  • Photographic Level

    Semi Pro
  • Photographic Interests

    Close-up / Macro
    Landscape / Travel
    Portraits / People
    Specialist / Abstract
    Traditional darkroom
    Photo Journalism
    Humour / Fun
    Digital Art
    Street Photography
    Night / Low Light
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Book
    The ambarresment of riches
    Record
    Gentle Giant
    Film
    the deerhunter
    Word
    Simon Shama
    Drink
    red wine
    Food
    French
    Location
    Capetown
    Flower
    tulip
    Colour
    red
    Gadget
    bass guitar