Johan vd Wielen
'Let others experience what I experience'
“My wish and motivation is to record the importance and vulnerability of nature, and to let others experience what I experience - to make people enthusiastic and inspired by the things that amaze me every day.”
Johan showed us how beautiful nature is, just around the corner from our place. When you go for a drive, you can find a new type of landscape every 20 minutes in the Netherlands, which is really beautiful and unusual. This is what makes this country incredibly photogenic, but you just ahve to know where to look - and oh boy, does Johan know where to look.
Within nature photography, Johan has specialized himself in Landscape photography, Macro photography and Night photography. He works everywhere in the Netherlands, you can find him at the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, somewhere on the Wadden Islands, and if he is not there you can most likely find him in the unspoilt nature of Finland or Norway, capturing bears or the mysterious northern lights.
When the IRIX brand came up in 2016, Johan quickly took the lead to thoroughly test this specific rectilinear lens, and wrote a 14-page review. We love his reviews, as he is super honest - always (and makes great images while at it).