Thijs Claassen is a wonderful kid. Growing up in The Hague, after he got his school diploma he came to my studio for fun. Got nothing much else to do. His uncle took him to me, we became friends. A basis of thrust but most importent his drive to move and discover sparked my excitement. At first we put sweat into our shooting to get us loose and performing. In my approach photographing someone is metaphor and a work for something more relevant which is being alive.
Following I show you a few photo works that helped him launch his career. Months after we played in my studio we went to Paris and they took him on board. Casting him for an exclusive on Prada in Milano. First job, holy moly. He has been modelling in Paris, Italy and the Netherlands since. Shooting with Anton Corbijn, Blommers & Schumm, catwalks exclusively for Prada and the amazing show of Kenzo in Paris just to start.He’s modelling now since january 2018
Follow him on his journey, wishing him a great exploration of his tools.