Kees is a fervent traveler and photographer who has cycled through Europe and Africa.

He writes,

“I studied photojournalism, portrait and documentary photography at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam and since then I work as a freelance photographer. I always work on location and try to approach reality without manipulating it.

So no glamour and studio photography for me and I don’t have to carry suitcases full of lights and tripods. An additional advantage of carrying minimal equipment is that I can travel by bike and train and I don’t have to get a driver’s license. There are already enough cars on the road …”

Kees has also written a number of bicycle touring photo tips in the Dutch language.

Visit Kees Swart’s Photography website.