ABOUT

I'm a photographer, writer and curator 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, startups and brands to tell stories that spread wide and far

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, Travel + Leisure, Wired, Bonobos, J.Crew and others. Find my published work here.

  • I curate the ongoing Projected series for the International Center of Photography.

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

  • My project What We Think We Know About Love is an ongoing collaboration with writer Mikki Brammer.

To read about my past activities in various fields 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



Editorial
Travel + Leisure
National Geographic Traveller UK
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

CURATED EXHIBITIONS at ICP
Witchoria - Hue Don't Own Me
Sara Kerens/Majd Taby - Displaced (A First Look)

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, suggested 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
Chicago (May 24-31)
East Coast (July)
San Francisco (Aug)

France/Germany (Sept)

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 stories. 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 work 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 85k+ 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.

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.