Manu Helwegen Photography
Maasbracht – The Netherlands

My love for photography started about ten years ago. It took of when I started making portraits of everyday people in the street. There is a kind of magic and strange beauty in moments and in people as they reveal themselves anywhere, at any time. Whilst wandering around I capture these moments in my own way, trying to reveal the charme of what appears to be just another gaze. Since a few years I am also photographing artists and people while they enjoy themselves at events, again with an emphasis on portraits. I absolutely prefer to work with natural light but I also know my way around a studio as I took photography courses at the WdKA in Rotterdam (2011 – 2012) and did a major in photography at the FHK in Tilburg (2015 – 2017) whilst I was studying to be an art teacher.