“THE CAMERA IS THE LEAST IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY.”
— JULIUS SHULMAN

“THERE IS ONE THING THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST CONTAIN, THE HUMANITY OF THE MOMENT.”
— ROBERT FRANK

“I LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH ANYONE BEFORE THEY KNOW WHAT THEIR BEST ANGLES ARE.”
— ELLEN VON UNWERTH

“ONLY PHOTOGRAPH WHAT YOU LOVE.”
— TIM WALKER

My name is Rachid de Wind. An islander from Curaçao, but I live in the Netherlands. I’m a portraiture and fine-art photographer.

Photography is my passion and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday. I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way people make me feel.

My goal is to show the beauty, grace, strength, and enthusiasm of people. I focus on non-models and place regular people in exaggerated situations that highlight an aspect of who they are. I look for a sense of defiance and fortitude in my work.

I wrestle with every image I shoot. I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture. If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.