In short; I’m a cinematographer and filmmaker specialized in stories about nature and people. Most of my work has been for long-length high profile documentaries made for cinema.

From the early days of holding a camera, I knew that combining my passion for the outdoors and wildlife with my love for film would be my calling. My work is driven by a passion for storytelling. I believe in the power of visuals to convey narratives that touch hearts and minds. My aim is to approach each project with a focus on capturing the essence of the story through framing, light, and purposeful movement. Additional education in screenwriting as well as experience in editing and directing helps me understand the ways of storytelling in my images.


I’d like to approach my assignments with a balance between efficiency and creative freedom. Following on this, I love to be involved in the early stages of development. Over the years there have been moments where I could assist in the research, network, budget, and/or pre-production in a way that eventually came back in both money and efficiency during production.


Over the years I’ve gained a strong technical background and a wide knowledge of camera techniques and postproduction workflows. This background helps me find solutions to unique shooting requirements, quickly solve problems under difficult circumstances and help me approach the story in a way that often resolves into, but is not limited to, technical challenges. 


From microscopic sea sparkle to magnificent humpback whales and elephants, I’ve dedicated years to wildlife filmmaking, utilizing specialized techniques and equipment. With a strong technical foundation, I excel at finding solutions for unique shooting requirements, for example using Longlens, Macro, High Speed, studio set design, drone, Infrared, trail and remote cameras, and Motion control time-lapse. It’s challenging environments that make the best images, but I posses valuable experience in seamlessly navigating the most difficult conditions.


Based in the Netherlands, I am well-equipped for international assignments, having traveled and worked extensively across Europe, the US, Central America, Africa, and Asia. I speak fluent English, know my way in German and Spanish and some French.


I own quite a list of equipment including cameras. Read more on the equipment page.


I’m a proud member of the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers as well as IAWF and GTC.


Thank you for visiting my website, and I look forward to connecting with you. If you have any inquiries or would like to collaborate, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

All the best,

Dick Harrewijn