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Edsger (roughly pronounced as ed-sker) was born in Amsterdam in what seems like a different century now. When he got his first 35mm camera he started playing with portraiture, practicing mostly on family members who quickly got tired of it. He kept camera companies in business by collecting just about every type ever made, from tiny minox pocket cameras to a large Cambo studio camera that can take 8x10 inch negatives.

Edsger's parents convinced him early on that if he wanted to be able to spend money on photography he better go to college first and become an engineer. So he did. After graduating, he moved to the US (something his parents had not counted on) and worked as a researcher, first at Bell Labs, where he worked on an early version of digital image processing, and later at NASA. He pursued photography in his spare time, and found that his parents had only partially been right. He could indeed afford to buy the type of gear that would make professional photographers weep, but he never had enough time to use it. But then, after helping to safely land another rover on Mars, Edsger decided to take early retirment so that he could flip the equation.

In 2018 he build himself a beautiful new studio and pledged to do everything possible to become the best headshot photographer in LA (to modestly start small, and leave the state, country, and world for a little later). Of course, the events of 2020 made us all take a pause to refine our skills and rethink our destiny. But, things are starting to look up again.

Edsger enjoys finding the beauty and inspiration in people, seeking moments of Zen. Most of his headshots focus on the eyes of the sitter, and his glamour shots try to find the unexpected, and visually most striking images. He is inspired by the images, and the attention to detail, of photographers like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Arnold Newman, and Yousef Karsh. Many of Edsger's photos, especially when seen as larger than life prints, are breathtakingly beautiful.

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