|René Zuiderveld Photography
Following serious surgery and a long period of chemotherapy, I discovered photography quite by accident. Taking a compact camera along on my daily bike rides (meant to build my condition after this illness), I began to document the environment that I had lived so many decades in. Photography grew into a passion that developed from architectural and nature photography to portraits
and finally to a specialization in male photography.
In my photography I search for imagery that always places the human being in the centre, showing an aspect of eroticism that is often considered as an underground and often also subversive aspect of male eroticism. The domestic and theatrical settings of many of my images on the other hand also emphasize trust, strength, warmth and longing.
On many of my images I have had various reactions some just simply appreciate the playful aspect in many of my photos, while others read messages of subtle comment on inequality in society in my fetish photography.
My primary objective in creating my work though is a close collaboration with my models and, through that process, achieving imagery that invites viewers to finish what they see by using their own fantasy.