• Dave Straatmeyer Photographer / Filmmaker
  • Ever since I can remember I have been a very visual person, but the way I express myself creatively has changed a lot through the years.When I was twelve years old I remember seeing an item on tv about a game design study. Right there and then I figured that was going to be my future. Four years, no experience and a rejection later it seemed I was wrong.So after high school I started a multimedia study and after two years of learning a little bit of everything I ended up in an internship at an animation studio, which I really loved. I learned a lot about movement, storytelling and design.In my final year we had to choose a specialization and of course I went for animation. So there I went, back to school for my final year. Absolutely psyched to learn and do more with animation. Class started and that's when I found out, there was no animation class…. So without a notice I was placed in a different class. And that’s how I came into contact with filmmaking.From there on I went to art academy st. Joost in Breda and after four years of bouncing back and forth between animation and film I graduated. As I was about to start my awesome career as a creative professional I felt like I needed to broaden my horizons and see more of the world. So I saved up and went backpacking for 8 months. Armed with a bag full of camera gear, I did a lot of filming and during my trip I also developed my love for photography.And ever since then I have always bounced around between these different fields. Through the years people have told me that I needed to choose one profession and stick with it. I completely disagree. Creativity thrives in freedom. And I really feel that my experience in these different fields compliment each other.Through the years I’ve worked on a lot of different and cool projects for all sorts of clients, but the thing that connects them all is people. I love working with and getting to know new cultures and people. So give me a call, send me an e-mail, whatsapp message or insta DM and tell me your story. And let’s create your image together!