How it all started.
Back in 2016, I started with concert photography by accident during an internship at Friendly Fire, a bookings and management agency in the Netherlands.
Under the guise of “Hey, it is pretty useful if we can post a number of photos on social media immediately after the concert to thank the visitors…” I was allowed to shoot the first three songs from two big concerts. Who, you say? The 1975 at AFAS Live and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Ziggo Dome.
I certainly didn’t take my best photos those evenings, but I found it fascinating. It was the moment where I realized shooting concerts and productions could be your actual job, how cool would that be to achieve? Later that summer I would be present at a number of festivals for the same company and things started to roll. It was venue TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht who added me end of 2017 to their team of photographers. They gave me the chance to photograph several concerts per month so I could develop myself.
Things escalated a little bit since then and nowadays I serve the best production and media companies with epic photos of their shows and productions. With the same fascination for big productions, stunning lights, beautiful stage designs and massive crowds.
Sometimes I get to say something in front of a camera or behind a microphone, usually about my work as photographer. Some highlights!
Entertainment Business – ‘Nathan Reinds bundles photos Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in a book’
This photo book gives a unique look behind the scenes of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
EenVandaag (NPO 1) – Eurovision Song Contest
The dutch national tv-program EenVandaag (around 1.3 million viewers) made an item about my work as in house photographer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. It was broadcasted on 22th of May 2021 at NPO 1.
NPO Radio 2 Podcast – ‘The Official Songfestival Podcast’
Host Lammert did ‘an internship for a day’ with Eurovision photographer Nathan Reinds.
In this dutch podcast with Kris Pouw, I share a lot of practical tips and we talked about how you can survive as a creative in these difficult times. We talked extensively about attracting new customers and presenting yourself to new parties or people. I also shared my vision on making money, determining rates, never giving a discount, why everything doesn’t always have to be bigger or better and what success and happiness means to me. Have fun listening!