About Herman V.Brandt Photography
The man behind the camera...
On November 7th 1982, Herman Van den Brandt was born in Kinshasa, Zaire, the current Democratic Republic of Congo. Son of a Congolese mother, Emilie; and a Belgian father Joannes, Herman received a rich cultural background. At the age of 6, Herman and family escaped Africa for the European continent as a civil war was on the rise. Herman's rich cultural experience was about to get much richer as they landed in the Mediterranean town of Benidorm, located in the south of Spain. Here is where he developed a parallel love for both sports and art. Herman started drawing as soon as he was able to hold a pencil, and started creating and hand crafting as soon as he was allowed to use scissors and glue. Through his youth, Herman experienced with a variety of art mediums including screen printing, graphic design and custom sneakers (co-founder/creator and exclusive artist for pimpmykicks.com). Due to a split household, Herman moved to Belgium in the early 2000s where he continued to excel in sports, mainly soccer and basketball, the latter one earned him a college scholarship. Basketball was an opportunity to afford education abroad, as well as ticket to an athletic college career and the American dream. The ticket took Herman on a journey through the midwest, landing him in the middle of nowhere. Herman graduated with a BA in Business Marketing and Graphic Design. Through his graphic design program is how he was introduced to photography. But it wasn't until the fall of 2009 that Herman purchased his first DSLR camera, a Sony Alfa 200, with the sole purpose of producing professional quality images for his custom sneakers. To his surprise, the fact that the camera was bigger and with more buttons, the photos produced did not have a higher quality. So he had to learn to utilize it, and he did so on youtube, yes YOUTUBE, and of course trial and error, this process was the beginning for what today is his passion. Now, 2 years later, photography has completely sucked Herman in, leaving him constantly thirsty for more creative problem solving through the lens.
I currently reside in Wilmington, De, and I am a trilingual, cultured, creative and passionate photographer, that provides fresh creative solutions for a variety of photography needs such as wedding photography, maternity/pregnancy photography, lifestyle photography, nightlife photography, event photography, fashion photography, corporate photography, and recently even videography to some degree, so pretty much anything that is thrown at me. My passion for photography comes not only from the need to solve problems, but also understanding light, how it molds and shapes images, as well as capturing moments and within them capturing emotions. If the choice or opportunity was given to me, I would love to be able to travel the world and photograph culture as a whole; from food, to lifestyle, spirituality, taboos and social issues. In my heart, I believe that the world is a better place when each individual is a better person, and the best way to accomplish that is to truly understand each other by taking the time to learn about one another, using our differences as inspiration to be closer each other rather than a reason remain further from one another. This is why I dream to learn other cultures and share the collected knowledge.