Welcome to my tribute to the internet! My name is Dirk Verwoerd and I am a professional photographer from the Netherlands-Holland. I am specialised in advertising-, portrait- and architectural photography. This website is however dedicated to my passion: travelling. Here you can find more than 500 pictures I have made throughout my career as a travelling photographer.

About me
At the moment I have reached the respectable age of 63. I have been in the business for over 30 years and still find great enjoyment in my work! Before I developed my passion for travel photography, nearly twenty years ago, I was more focused on advertising photography and worked for several advertising agencies and retailers. From 1990 to 1997 I had the wonderful opportunity of working for the Royal Dutch Airlines on a freelance basis. This job opened my eyes to the world. I have been to countries like South-Africa, Bangladesh, the Dutch Antilles, Puerto Rico and cities like Berlin, New York, Paris, Lisbon, Dresden and London. From 1998 to 2005 I have worked for HT Wandelreizen, a Dutch tourism agency specialised in walking tours and hiking holidays. This tourism agency granted me with literally breath-taking experiences in Nepal, Mongolia, Patagonia and Tanzania. My passion for travel photography was soon developed. Travelling has coloured my life. Everywhere I go I realise that there is beauty everywhere, there is love in every culture, a tear in everyone’s biography and a smile in everyone’s present. There are so many differences and yet many similarities between people all over the world and it fascinates me every time.

With my pictures I try to capture the diversity and the resemblance between people. Travelling changed my perspective of the world as an enormous globe, divided in separated continents. In fact, it made the world smaller, made me realise that the earth is a place we all share, that we are all alike with unifying quests for happiness, freedom, truth and love. I feel more a world citizen, rather than a Dutchman. With my pictures I hope to pay my little contribution, my drop in the ocean to making the world a better place by bringing other people’s world closer to yours.

Have fun!

Dirk Verwoerd