Contacting me is easy:
Email: info@tijsvl.net
Phone: +31 6.4777.6116


Born September 22nd, 1986 in the small but beautiful city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. It was my parents that started my love for rock music raising me with Guns 'n Roses, AC/DC, Pearl Jam. I developed my love for poppunk, punckrock and hardcore music over the years. When I was about 14 years old my best friend from the neigborhood started a metal band, and since I didn't and still don't know how to play any instrument, I went to their rehearsals and their rare shows to photograph them. After a year or two they quit, and I quit.

The years after I was highly underperforming at school and dropped out, but eventually got myself back on track and succesfully followed various educations/courses, mainly doing graphic design, audiovisual and web development (nope, this is not a WordPress website, it's my own creation). Though I've never held a photocamera during any of these studies.

In the meantime, I was and still am a huge fan of The Offspring. Being very active on their official messageboard as well running a fansite with another fan from Belgium, I eventually became an admistrator for their official messageboard. At one point The Offspring were looking for someone to maintain their website and social media outlets. I simply applied, and by some miracle got the job. They flew me over to Los Angeles, where I met the band and management. I was asked if I could shoot some of their shows. "Sure, no problem". Problem however: I didn't have a camera. That problem was easily fixed, I got my first 'real' camera, the Canon 60D. From that moment on I slowly transitioned from doing their website, to becoming their photoguy. From there on I got to meet more and more people, bands, managements being where I am today. Still learning everyday, still improving my equipment to meet my needs.

Having worked on every continent of the world with some of favorite bands like The Offspring, Sum 41, Rise Against, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, I've already surpassed my biggest dreams.
But I still dream of more.
Copyright
I hold all copyrights to all photos on this website unless mentioned otherwise. Photos may only be used with written consent. Exceptions are:

Are you the artist on the photo?
- You may use my photo on your social media outlets, but you MUST visibly credit me both in text and tag using @tijsvl for Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- You may share my work using the 'share' nethods provided by Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- Without written consent, you may NOT use any photo to promote products.
- Without written consent, you may NOT use any photo for print.
- You may NOT re-edit my photos in any way.

Are you the record label/promotor for the artist on the photo?
- You have the same rights as the artist. See above.

Are you the venue/festival on the photo?
- You may use my photo on your social media outlets, but you MUST visibly credit me both in text and tag using @tijsvl for Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- You are limited to using a maximum 2 photos.
- You may share my work using the 'share' nethods provided by Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- Without written consent, you may NOT use any photo to promote products.
- Without written consent, you may NOT use any photo for print.
- You may NOT re-edit my photos in any way.

Are you a fan on the photo?
- Go ahead and use it!


In any case do NOT crop, re-edit, or add filters to my photos.
I'm often asked about my equipment.
Just remember: Cameras don't shoot people, people shoot people.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
- Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EOS 60D
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Nikon D800
- Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR NIKKOR
- Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG APO Aspherical
Olympus OM20
- Ozeck 28mm f/2.8 797141
- Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 138160
GoPro Hero 5 Black
Phantom 3 Professional