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:

Want to PUBLISH my photo?
- You must always contact me.
- Include details such as the name of the magazine, website, etc.
- You must clearly and correctly credit me.
- You must send me physical copy to my home address.

Want to COMMERCIALLY use my photo?
- You must always contact me.
- Include details such as the name of the campaign, estimated reach, what you're promoting, etc.
- You must provide me with the final result.

Are you the ARTIST/ATHLETE 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 music) on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter or @tvl_sports (for sports) on Instagram.
- You may share my work using the 'share' functions provided by Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- You may NOT use any photo to promote products and/or services without written consent.
- You may NOT use any photo for print without written consent.
- You may NOT re-edit my photos in any way.

Are you the record LABEL/PROMOTOR for 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 music) on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter or @tvl_sports (for sports) on Instagram.
- You may share my work using the 'share' functions provided by Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- You may NOT use any photo to promote products and/or services without written consent.
- You may NOT use any photo for print without written consent.
- You may NOT re-edit my photos in any way.

Are you the VENUE/FESTIVAL/HOST/ORGANIZER 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 music) on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter or @tvl_sports (for sports) on Instagram.
- You are limited to using a maximum 2 photos.
- You may share my work using the 'share' functions provided by Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.
- You may NOT use any photo to promote products and/or services without written consent.
- You may NOT use any photo for print without written consent.
- You may NOT re-edit my photos in any way.

Are you A FAN/SUPPORTER on the photo?
- Go ahead and use it on your social media, but tag me using @tijsvl (for music) on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter or @tvl_sports (for sports) on Instagram.
- You may NOT use any photo to promote products and/or services without written consent.
- You may NOT use any photo for print without written consent.
- You may NOT re-edit my photos in any way.

In any case do NOT crop, re-edit, or add filters to my photos.
I'm often asked about my equipment.


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
GoPro Hero 8 Black
Credits

I'm using several icons from open source projects:

Microphone by Nawicon from the Noun Project
Buy by Nur Jana from the Noun Project
City by Yo! Baba from the Noun Project
EXIF by JunGSa from the Noun Project
Location by Vincencio from the Noun Project
Miscellaneous by Fauzan Adiima from the Noun Project
Image by Sophia Bai from the Noun Project
Running by mungang kim from the Noun Project
Tag by Xicons.co from the Noun Project
World by Guilherme Furtado from the Noun Project
Europe by ? from the Noun Project
Americas by ? from the Noun Project
World by ? from the Noun Project