photographer / cinematographer
Dutch photographer, director of photography and creative director of BluHannah Productions Wilhelmus Falize grew up in the Netherlands, his mother, a Jazz performer, was exposing him to the art of fashion and artistic performance lifestyle from a young age. While touring trough Europe in the music scene Falize started creating pictures and drawings of the scenes and travels he was exposed to, which included dance, fashion and music. From the early travels a great sense of composition, and eye for detail and beauty was born.
In 2002 , Falize decided to study at the acclaimed Photography Academy of Amsterdam. He choose for the differentiation ; fashion. Falize passionately believes that fashion photography next to his passion for film is close to the film making process ; "pictures combined tell a story, the same with beautifully lightened scenes from a movie".
Creative Artist PT
Falize launched his career at fashion magazine La Vie En Rose in 2005. Shortly after he was invited to work with Creative Artist PT founder Anton Beill as a creative director in Lisbon Portugal. At Creative Artist he created exclusive campaigns for ad agencies and editorial magazines worldwide.
In 2008 Falize partnered up and started production company Venswich Films with producer Bart Hendrikx. Located in the heart of advertising, film and fashion in Europe, Amsterdam was the nest of young creatives where Falize became part of the market leading network in the fields of photography, film, advertising and music productions. At Venswich Films he was responsible for the art direction of the music video's, film and photography department.
Falize created striking campaigns for Otazu, Eric Kuster, Hutton, Fracas Noir and Icon Suits to name a few. In 2010 he had a solo exhibition at Hollywood Living in Milan, where he was part of the establishment Design4Today.
Falize is a photographer best known for his striking, intimate portraiture and classical visual language. His photography occupy a realm between the past and present, resulting imagery that feels at once progressive and familiar. His work has been published in Elle Magazine, Elle Decor, N'Style, The Bund, Avantgarde, Esquire.
Falize is based out of Amsterdam and New York City.