About the photographer
Having decided he wanted to be a travel photographer for the rest of his life, he started with simple equipment and focused less on technique but more on what was around him. He was soon working as a full-time photographer himself. "I am always enthusiastic when I am working," he says. "If I’m not in a good mood, I pause and make sure my mood improves. If there’s no time to pause, somehow the entire universe collaborates to make me happy. A smile and good intentions are the best approach for making a good photo. I believe it inspires people around me and therefore makes it a better place and a more preferable working space.
Ruben in Tuscany
Since he was able to walk, Ruben Drenth (1992) has been following in the footsteps of his father, photographer Jurjen Drenth. Growing up in a creative family, surrounded by photographers and artists in a small town in The Netherlands, it was perhaps inevitable that he would become a photographer himself. "My best memories are from the many travels I made because of of father’s profession," he says. "The same passion that is part of him found its way into my veins."
"I never leave a place without trying to make it better.”
photo by Jurjen Drenth