I am Pieter Janssen, a professional photographer living in Hoi An. I was born in The Netherlands, the worst cricket playing nation in the world.
I started photographing in 1981 and my first camera was the Agfa Optima, a little camera with 35mm film and only manual settings. Later I upgraded to my first SLR and then everything got a bit more serious.
When living in Hong Kong I made the decision to say NO to my normal job(s) and to promote my long time hobby into a profession. That was easier said than done.
I did all sorts of assignments and continued doing this when I moved to Vietnam in 2005. First Hanoi and since 2012 Hoi An. My photographs have been featured in books, magazines, travel brochures and advertising. In Hanoi I also had a few exhibitions.
I started developing courses in 2008. Photography training really kicked off after moving to Hoi An, where I have done hundreds of photo tours in the past six years.