Rene de Haan is a self-taught photographer who is working freelance since 1989. Starting off in architecture photography, he coincidentally enrolled in the Dutch film industry, for which he began making publicity stills for some 40 shorts and feature films. These films include 'Siberia', 'Tot Ziens', 'Naar de Klote!', 'Walhalla', 'Het14e Kippetje', 'De Pijnbank', 'Sur Place', 'Wilde Mossels', 'Amnesia', 'Monte Carlo', 'Olivetti 82', and 'Men are Dogs'.
He makes portraits for (A.O.) actors and casting agencies, many of which have been published in magazines like Viva, Panorama, Qui Vive, The NCRV TV Guide, and Avanta. In 1995, he won a Kodak Camera D'or award for his portrait of actress Amanda Ooms. Since 1999 he takes glamour and nude pix for Dutch Playboy Magazine. In April, 2002, he had a large exhibition of 90 portraits in the Melkweg Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
You might notice: he prefers black and white above color.
Some of the countries where he has created travel pictures include: Laos, Turkey, Morocco and Bulgaria. Cities include: New York, Budapest, Venice and Beijing.