ABOUT

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

It's 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 and companies to tell stories that spread wide and far, and make a difference

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

Currently:

  • Photographer and writer for clients like National Geographic, Bonobos, Mic, and others. Published work here.

  • Founding curator of the ICP Projected series for the International Center of Photography.

  • My project One of Many is an ongoing exploration of diverse creative communities outside of NYC and SF. I've captured 600+ creatives in twelve cities, with more to come.

  • The Observers is an interview series in which notable photographers, curators and film makers share which photo books inspire their work.

  • I curate a feed of articles about photography, culture, nature, and technology for an audience of 125K+ readers.

To read about my past activities go here.

Say hi: hello@wesley.co


PARTIAL CLIENT LIST

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



Editorial
Travel + Leisure
National Geographic Traveller UK
Saveur Magazine
Wildsam Travel Guides
Fast Company
Wired Magazine
Refinery29
Eater
Billboard Magazine
SF Magazine
CreativeLive
The Verge
Mic.com
Core77
Zagat
Mendo
Business Insider

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
The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn

CURATED EXHIBITS at ICP
Witchoria - Hue Don't Own Me
Sara Kerens/Majd Taby - Displaced
Jacob Krupnick - Young Explorers
ADPP, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation
Andre Wagner - After Parks
Noah Kalina - Everyday
Philip Eastman - Invisible America
Wynne Neilly - Female to "Male"
Amarachi Nwosu - Formless
BAM's Next Wave Festival (A Retrospective)
The VSCO community - "ID"
Daniel Soares - "Neon Nights"
Yumna Al-Arashi - "Face"
Lois Bielefeld - "Weeknight Dinners"
Lauren Greenfield - "Influence of Affluence"
Lynsey Addario - ICP Spotlight

 

 

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
Amsterdam
Barcelona
Tokyo
Aix-en-Provence

F.A.Q.

Q: Do you shoot executive and staff portraits for companies as well?
A:
Absolutely, one of my favorite ways to help companies tell their story. Read my thoughts on staff portraits done right.

Q: You mention a background in business?
A
: MBA, '03 Maastricht University + Kelley School of Business (IU). I've worked for both startups and global companies in strategy, marketing and business development. I love making strategy and marketing part of my work as a photographer/writer when working with clients.

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

Q: Have you read anything good lately?
A: Yes! Find me on Pocket where 125k+ people follow along with my recommendations.

Q: Do you do pro-bono work with Non-Profits?
A: Yes! Any time my schedule allows. Write me. Here is an example of a project.

Q: Were you always a photographer/writer?
A: Nope! I wrote about my past professional lives here.

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

Q: Where do you work?
A: I split my time between NYC and SF. I am part of the amazing co-working space Friends Work Here in Brooklyn and in SF you can find me at various offices. 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.

Photo credit: header image by Natasha Janardan, picture above by Patrick Michael Chin.