“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.