First of all welcome on my profile page. Enjoy your stay!
You might wonder who I am or what I'm doing here.
Well let me introduce myself. My name is Manuel Bijen and I was born in the year '91 which makes me 25 years old. My residence is located in The Netherlands,
Several years ago, somewhere around 2006, I found DeviantART when browsing the web and have been visiting pretty much since then. It took me around a year of looking at art before I decided to sign up for an account myself.
So at Jul 12, 2007 the account was created and I could start commenting, sharing and distributing to the community!
So I started browsing all of the pretty stuff that had been uploaded to dART. And decided to start building up a favorite-collection of everything I liked. During this time I bought myself a compact camera of Canon. After making a lot of crappy photo's I decided to start uploading the photo's I liked to see if someone else would feel the same. But I felt a bit lonely . Luckly for me some people noticed some of my photos and I grew some friends.
During these times I got myself a job at the servicedesk of Canon and here I got myself access to the lovely dslr-collection of them.
While taking some camera's home to try-out and play with I decided to buy myself a Canon EOS 600D camera. I walked around a while with this camera. Made photos of litterly everything and some of the results are back in my Archive Gallery. But I wanted more. I started to educate myself and as well became part the of 'Imaging Consumer Servicedesk'.
This step kept enlarging my love for camera's and photography.
After a while I decided to apply as a photographer for a news website in The Netherlands. Since then I have been to several events/festivals/concert for them.
In the beginning I did this with the gear I could borrow from Canon, but after using the 600D quiet a lot I decided to buy the brand-new Canon EOS 6D together with the lenses: 70-200mm and 24-105mm. This was a huge gear improvement for me and I decided to keep on improving my skills.
Lately I have become a house-photographer of Grenswerk (A pop podium where concerts are being held). If it is allowed some of the work will be published here as well.
During this period I have been away from DeviantART for far to long. So hereby I announce that I'm back actively on dART and that I'll be slowly filling my profile with my slowly but surely build portfolio.
In case there is anything you would like to know about me, please don't hesitate to ask me anything you want.
So.. I think you read enough now. Go ahead and go your own way. If you see anything you (dis)like feel free to leave a comment. I'll leave you with this short poem
Regrettably time’s come to send me on my way.