About Kevin

Kevin van der Brug (1972), professional photographer, artist and art teacher works and lives in Amsterdam. He is specialised in taking portraits of people. He likes to create an honest, pure and strong photo of a person who is posing in his studio. His photographic style is classical yet with a contemporary approach. The photos are being made in the photo studio or on location. Besides personal work he does commercial photography assignments for various companies and organisations.


From 1992 to 1995 Kevin studied Graphic Design at School of Arts in Utrecht. In 1995 Kevin decided to do Fine Arts, and graduated in 1997 as a Fine Artist.

Because he felt attracted to the medium photography more and more, he began his studies in photography at the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam in 1999. He graduated in 2004 (cum laude).

In 2010 he graduated at the School of Arts in Amsterdam as an Art Teacher. From 2012 to 2020 he worked as a freelance art teacher for the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen and gave creative art workshops to adults and children (6-12 years old).

Kevin has been studying for and working as a landscape gardener since 2020. He still likes to photograph on commission.

Credits & Awards

• PANL Award for portrait series ‘Dutch Converted Muslimas’, 2005
• PANL Gold Award in category People & Portraits, idem, 2005
• PANL Nomination portrait series ‘Fe/Male’, 2004


ABN Amro Bank, Amsterdam Museum, Bijbels Museum, Bodymagazine, Bol.com, Boomerang Publishing, B-Wave, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Downtown Actiemarketing, Etcetera, FHM, Fresh Images, FNV Jong, Gemeente Amsterdam, Heineken, Hogeschool INHolland, Hollandse Hoogte, Huis & Hypotheek, HVR1001, Arjen IJff, ING Bank, ING Real Estate, Kindercentrum Watergraafsmeer, KPN, Mixed Flavours, Mixter, Modernism magazine, NHK (Japan), Noordjes Kinderkunst, One World, OSA Amsterdam, PVH – Tommy Hilfiger – Calvin Klein, Rabobank, Rabobank International, Reporters BV, Rodamco Europe, ROC van Amsterdam, Sara Lee, Sony Europe, Spinhex & Industrie, Susa Studenten Uitzendbureau, Telfort, Theatergroep DOX, Utrechtse School, Van Parys Media, Van Toor Fashion, Velthuis Kliniek, Waterland Film & TV, WijkAlliantie, WonderWood.


• Moving Pink, Restaurant Moes and Drukkerij De Jong, Amsterdam, 2012
• Gallery WonderWood, Amsterdam, 2009
• Latin Sunday at Latin American Film Festival, Utrecht, 2008
• Photoacademy, Groningen, 2007
• PANL Exhibition at PhotoFestival, Naarden, 2005.
• Photofestival Noorderlicht, Leeuwarden, satelite program, 2004
• Photoacademy, Amsterdam, 2004
• Ghana Mma, Artotheek Zuidoost, Amsterdam, 2001
• Black Hair Salon, Artotheek Zuidoost, Amsterdam, 2000
• Group exhibition, Gallery Moira, Utrecht, 1997