I am Willem Wernsen (1954, Amersfoort, The Netherlands). I am autodidact. I have developed myself from amateur to professional photographer. My work is mainly social documentary, many portraits and street photography.
Some 40 years ago I bought my first camera. Photography started as a hobby, but it has grown into a passionate life style. From start I felt the need to photograph people. Of course in black and white, because I love that the most. In that time I collected books of the great photographers. Many hours I have spent looking at all that beautiful photos, it gave me so much inspiration.
I have published 4 books:
* Beautiful People (2003, sold out)
* Timeless (2011 sold out)
* Behind the Great Wall (2014)
* On Street Photography (2015 - E-book By Craft&Vision, Canada)
All my photography-related activities are housed in:
Foundation Willem Wernsen Photography
A. Diepenbrockstraat 6
3816 PL Amersfoort - NL
KvK Amersfoort: 602.91.729
IBAN: NL52RABO 0163302111
T: +31 6 456 422 43