Jordi Huisman (1982) has a degree in mechanical engineering and had started a study of photography at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2005.
Huisman mentions he is influenced by the works of other photographers, music, film and architechture. A main theme in his work would be urban planning, architecture or as one could call it, man-made environment.
In the interview copypasteculture had with Huisman, he says:
My everyday life editorial work is influenced by the way I approach my free work. For instance, I used to work with zoom lenses on my dslr’s. But working with medium format cameras and fixed lenses made me buy fixed lenses for my dslr’s. My editorial work looks more like my free work because of that, and I find more peace in it now. Also, because I’m a freelancer I live a different life than people with normal jobs. I believe that being my own boss and having so much freedom, influences my personality (not for good per se) and also the way I work on free projects.
And being his own boss has made Huisman a good, well-balanced and successful photographer. A series he did about the proposed US missile defense system in Czech Republic was published in Vrij Nederland in 2008. Portraits he took of football dads were published in Volkskrant Magazine, also in 2008. His on hold/laid off series about the GM factory in Janesville, Wisconsin was awarded with the 2nd place foreign documentary at the prestigious Zilveren Camera 2009.
When asked, Huisman clarifies that what he strives for in photography is to have his own distinct style and lots of interesting projects. He is currently working on a series about the dikes of the Dutch province of Flevoland and we’re looking forward to seeing the results.
All photographs shown above are alternately taken from two of his series, “Close, but not really” and “irasshaimasse!”, copyright Jordi Huisman. copypasteculture.