Hi    my name is Zilla. I create pixel perfection in visual storytelling as a photographer & retoucher.

My fascination with photo manipulation was born when I started modeling and watched a photographer edit my body. It was weird and confronting, but I was also intrigued by the possibilities and started experimenting in Photoshop myself.

This led me to pursue a visual career and graduate from the Art Academy in Graphic Design. 

To me, the creative process does not stop after a photo is captured – it has only just begun.

It excites me to dedicate my talents to conscious brands that want to make a difference in the world.

Using the power of photography to influence consumption decisions that contribute to preserving our planet's natural wonders.

Turning wild ideas into lively visual campaigns that make a positive impact.

For Beautiful Beauty Brands,

Hi    my name is Zilla. I create pixel perfection in visual storytelling as a photographer & retoucher.

My fascination with photo manipulation was born when I started modeling and watched a photographer edit my body. It was weird and confronting, but I was also intrigued by the possibilities and started experimenting in Photoshop myself.

This led me to pursue a visual career and graduate from the Art Academy in Graphic Design. 

To me, the creative process does not stop after a photo is captured – it has only just begun.

It excites me to dedicate my talents to conscious brands that want to make a difference in the world.

Using the power of photography to influence consumption decisions that contribute to preserving our planet's natural wonders.

Turning wild ideas into lively visual campaigns that make a positive impact.

For Beautiful Beauty Brands,

I love how I am able to create unworldly beautiful scenes and people. But it also worries me that these filtered and edited photos can change our perception of the world or even damage one’s self-esteem.

As a social experiment, I faked a 5-week holiday to create awareness about the risks of editing software.

The project went viral and among many others the New York Times, Daily MailBuzzfeed and Metro UK talked about my ‘fakecation’. This gave me the opportunity to spread my message about social media appearances and the concerning difference with reality to a wide audience.

In my opinion, retouching is not something that should be done secretly: it needs to be discussed and treated openly and honestly.

Need a speaker? Let’s delve into the topic of unrealistic expectations and images.

I love how I am able to create unworldly beautiful scenes and people. But it also worries me that these filtered and edited photos can change our perception of the world or even damage one’s self-esteem.

As a social experiment, I faked a 5-week holiday to create awareness about the risks of editing software.

The project went viral and among many others the New York Times, Daily MailBuzzfeed and Metro UK talked about my ‘fakecation’. This gave me the opportunity to spread my message about social media appearances and the concerning difference with reality to a wide audience.

In my opinion, retouching is not something that should be done secretly: it needs to be discussed and treated openly and honestly.

Need a speaker? Let’s delve into the topic of unrealistic expectations and images.

R

Notable Accomplishments
Guest of Dutch talkshow ‘RTL Late Night’
Official Selection of Documentary Festival IDFA
Speaker at IDFA Doclab
– Selected as one of ‘Die 10’ for RTL Germany
Special Guest on Belgian tv-show ‘Normale Mensen’
Speaker at Pecha Kucha Amsterdam
– Guest on German tv show ‘YOLO’
– Nominated for Generation Glamour
– Guest on Australian talkshow ‘Sunrise’
Guest on American talkshow ‘RightThisMinute’

Published in
the New York Times
Daily Mail
de Volkskrant
der Spiegel
New York Post
Metro UK
het Parool
the Washington Post
die Bild Zeitung

Brands I’ve worked for

the Guardian
1TV Russia
Malaysian Digest
Stern
Express
Layar
AD
Tecmundo
NY post
Oh I see
El diario
Telecinco
Dazed
Yahoo
ХочУ
Fatos
Tv2 dk
Viajes
Biobio Chile
Side3
Herald Sun
– And many more..

Notable Accomplishments
Guest of Dutch talkshow ‘RTL Late Night’
Official Selection of Documentary Festival IDFA
Speaker at IDFA Doclab
– Selected as one of ‘Die 10’ for RTL Germany
Special Guest on Belgian tv-show ‘Normale Mensen’
Speaker at Pecha Kucha Amsterdam
– Guest on German tv show ‘YOLO’
– Nominated for Generation Glamour
– Guest on Australian talkshow ‘Sunrise’
Guest on American talkshow ‘RightThisMinute’

Published in
the New York Times
Daily Mail
de Volkskrant
der Spiegel
New York Post
Metro UK
het Parool
the Washington Post
die Bild Zeitung

Brands I’ve worked for

NOMADIC CONTENT CREATION

Since the world and the outdoors always bring me the biggest inspiration boost, I make it a priority to travel and explore new environments as often as possible.

At the moment I am building a Tiny House on wheels in which I can bring my home studio with me on the road.

Soon I will be driving to different parts of Europe to bring a diverse set of locations to my photography clients.

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NOMADIC CONTENT CREATION

Since the world and the outdoors always bring me the biggest inspiration boost, I make it a priority to travel and explore new environments as often as possible.

At the moment my boyfriend and I are building a Tiny House on wheels in which I can bring my home studio with us on the road.

Soon we will be driving to different parts of Europe to bring a diverse set of locations to my photography clients.

B

Let's create together

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