I’m Michiel Fokkema.

I live in the Netherlands in a small town close to Rotterdam.

Photography started for me when I got my first camera on my 11th. From then on I was hooked. I never stopped making pictures. I also got fascinated by mechanical camera’s.  Beside a digital SLR I still use the great cameras from the old days.

This means I use film a lot. I do my own developing and use my darkroom frequently. There is something in this process that still fascinates me.

My main subject has been street photography and documentaries. In the last few years I started to make portraits for friends and shot some weddings too. I enjoy this so much that I started to see this as a serious business.

I hope you enjoy my work.

You can reach me at

My website is:

Picture by: Andras Schram

Picture by: Andras Schram