ABOUT

I'm a photographer, writer and director with a focus on portraits, travel, and editorial storytelling.

My purpose: to find, capture, and share meaningful stories that make a positive impact.

Whether through photography, writing or video, I enjoy working with publications, startups and brands to tell meaningful stories that spread wide and far

Having a background in business marketing allows me to act as a bridge between the artistic and commercial side of storytelling. 

For my project One of Many, I explore the movement of creatives outside of NYC and SF to pursue work and life elsewhere. I've captured 600+ creatives in twelve cities, with many more to come.

My past activities include four years of art curation for WeTransfer, ten years in the music industry, and two years in men's fashion. More on that here.

Say hi: hello@wesley.co

A collection of my published work can be found here.
My thoughts on staff portraits done right.


PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

Commercial
Royal Caribbean
Squarespace
WeTransfer
Vimeo
Artsy
Lyft
Photojojo
HTC
Honor
Bonobos
Harry's
Birchbox
Shinola
Knoll
Sweetgreen
Bien Cuit



Editorial
Travel + Leisure
Saveur Magazine
Wildsam Travel Guides
Fast Company
Wired Magazine
Refinery29
Billboard Magazine
SF Magazine
CreativeLive
The Verge
Mic.com
Core77
Zagat

Other
Girls Who Code
Dutch Consulate General
Hong Kong Tourism Board

For sets of client work: sets.wesley.co


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 - The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
2017 - The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn
 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2016 - VenturePOP Conference
2016 - OTA Conference
2016 - Creative Mornings
2016 - AlleyNYC
2016 - Buzzfeed Design Talk
2016 - Squarespace Presents
2016 - LaunchPad Presents

OTHER
Instagram, suggest user
Pocket, suggested user
Adobe Sponsored Creative
Birchbox Man (On Beard Care)
Hardy Amies (On Men's Fashion)

 

FOR INQUIRIES + BOOKINGS:

e-mail: hello@wesley.co

Friends Work Here
47 Bergen Street 3FL
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Follow Along On Instagram:
@wesleyverhoeve
 

UPCOMING TRAVEL
New Orleans (April)
San Francisco (May 2-8)
Chicago (May)

F.A.Q.

Q: You mention a background in business?
A
: MBA, '03 University Maastricht. Experience working for both indie and global companies in strategy, marketing and business development.

Q: Can we go for tea?
A:
Yes! Send me a note, tell me a bit about yourself and what you'd like to chat about, and I will get back to you.

Q: Any tips on breaking into a creative field?
A: Here's a medium post about it, and here is a list of recommended reading.

Q: Do you have any travel recommendations?
A: Sure do! Check out my Foursquare lists here.

Q: Have you read anything good lately?
A: Yes! I read too many articles so you don't have to. I share the best ones through Pocket where 70k+ people follow along with my recommendations.

Q: Do you do pro bono work with Non-Profits?
A: Any time my schedule allows. Write me!

Q: What did you do before photography and writing?
A: Check out this write up about my past lives.

Q: Are you an...
A: ENFJ/INFJ 50/50.

Q: Who designed your logo?
A: The incredible talented Mac Premo kindly lent me his handwriting.

Q: Where do you work?
A: When in Brooklyn, I work from our amazing co-working space Friends Work Here. The rest of the time I am in coffee shops somewhere in the world. I wrote about the benefits of the latter in Fast Company.

Q: Who took that picture of you on top of the page?
A: My friend Patrick Michael Chin!

On location in Iceland. Photo by Andrés Barraza.

On location in Iceland. Photo by Andrés Barraza.