HI, I'M THEO.
I am a wedding, family, business and portrait photographer specialising in documentary photography.
I have been a photographer my whole professional life and I have been focusing on honest, authentic and meaningful imagery from the beginning of my career, 15 years ago. I approach photography in a documentary form that tells the story of who people are in their life, their relationships, their families and their work. I am based in The Hague and I travel for projects all over the Netherlands, Europe and sometimes the World.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, of Greek heritage and living in the wonderful The Hague. I moved to the Netherlands to give myself a new experience, photograph people from all over the World, learn about different cultures and be closer to nature. A minimalist, introvert and slow liver at heart, I believe in time spent nurturing deep connections with friends and family and only owning things that serve a purpose and that honour memories. I’m both a dog and a cat person, a big fan of the "less is more" approach in all aspects of life. I love simple things – a good talk, long walks, cooking and obviously food, snuggling on the couch, watching a movie or reading about psychology, philosophy or photography while enjoying a glass of red wine.
I try to help whenever I can so I’ve partnered with the Eden Reforestation Projects, who reduces extreme poverty by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year, and part of my revenue from each photography project gets donated to restoring the forests of the Planet.
I feel life is too short to be anything but exactly who you are. I believe in honesty, I support authenticity and I strive for meaningfulness. I think we can all live better lives if we understand ourselves, if we accept ourselves and if we respect and love each other. I know memories can lose their edges quickly. And that memories are the only things we’re left with. I do my best to create photography that honours all of that.
“There is a crack in everything,
that’s how the light gets in”
In my 15 years as a photographer, I discovered that I care passionately about human connection. I’ve always been interested in people on a deeper level. Understanding how they choose to live their lives, what they value in their work, seeing the way they love, where they find happiness and learn from their growing wisdom as they go through parenthood. Documentary photography allows me to observe without judgement, to be fully present and to feel deeply connected to the people and their story. It is like a form of meditation that helps me stay curious about the world. And after so many years I’m still curious to observe life unfolding and photograph that in a way that’s personal and meaningful to those who choose me to tell their stories and to generations to come.
I am grateful to have had my passion for true, honest photography awarded by some of the most respected photography communities like Fearless Photographers, Fearless Family Photographers, This is Reportage, This is Reportage: Family, Documentary family awards and MyWed. I was also nominated in the TOP 10 wedding photographers in the Netherlands, TOP 20 storytellers worldwide and in the TOP 50 photographers overall, and in the and in the TOP 5 family photographers in the Netherlands, TOP 10 storytellers worldwide and in the top TOP 30 photographers overall by This is Reportage and This is Reportage: Family. I’ve also been happily helping to pick out the best of the best as a judge for This is Reportage: Family and MyWed Family Award, Fotografi-Cameramani.ro and spoke at WEDDCAMP, the Eastern Europe wedding photographers conference.
After so many years of creating memories, I'm becoming more and more enthusiastic about educating others as well. I offer mentoring for wedding and family photographers, photo organising trainings for anyone who wants to learn how to preserve their memories and photography workshops for everyone who wants to bring more intention in their day to day picture taking.