Dick Holthuis is internationally recognized as one of the modern masters of photography. Growing up in Holland, he discovered the sea and the many vessels that voyage on it. He elected to specialize in photographing yachts, classic and modern, inside and out, in all settings: racing, cruising, in harbour, sailing offshore, or under construction.
In 2007 Holthuis founded his versatile photography studio, DHP. But by then he was an old hand at meeting the strict artistic and technical demands of marine photography: from the air, on the ground, and across the waters of the world. After completing his academic studies, Holthuis was trained in a specialty art school. In 1992, he began a rigorous 15-year apprenticeship in the Old World style, at his father’s side, perfecting his pictorial craft under guidance of an established professional industrial, commercial, and portrait photographer, and sharpening his own instinctive artist’s eye.
Holthuis is well established in his native town of Kessel, from which he travels the world for builders, designers, owners, magazines, and book publishers to document the power, utility, grace, and enjoyment of the finest yachts. His regular clients include: Heesen Yachts, Holland Jachtbouw, Jongert Yachts, Moonen Shipyards, and more. Holthuis is also documenting the creation, by ADMShipyards in Abu Dhabi, of the 141-metre Yas, the sixth-longest yacht in the world, for a magnificent book to be published in 2014.
Holthuis photographs with the tomorrow's digital technology, using Canon and Hasselblad equipment.
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