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Welcome to the World as seen by Zout.

As a visual storyteller I believe that every adventure in life is an emotional and beautiful story that needs to be told. I view the world differently and take inspiration not from the most obvious sources. This is the way that I approach every project, from extreme Sport to Travel Documentary in Africa, I'm comfortable when it gets uncomfortable. 

I aim to be different. My style of photography does not follow a formula and the stories I tell visually reflects this. I’m able to visualize from different perspectives (including drone photography) and let the day unfold itself and determine what story needs to be told. My approach to photography is to capture the emotion of the day through honest and unique images. I have no fear getting right into the mix and getting those personal, unique moments shared between people.

My background in adventure sports combined with a creative background and my passion for photography enable me to create inspiring images and be at places others cannot reach. I like to push myself to the edge, sometimes literally, but always with my camera close to hand and eye. It is this combination of my artistic and my candid moments that separates me from the other photographers. 

Fotograaf Rein Rijke Zout Fotografie

Finalist Redbull Illume
Rein Rijke has been finalist of Red Bull Illume 2016! Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports.

It has been an absolute rollercoaster to be in the finals of Redbull Illume. Red Bull invited me to come to Chicago and share my experiences with the other finalist and we had a week we never forget.  

Rein was one of the 5 finalist in the “playground category”,  which saw a record-breaking 34.624 images being submitted for this competition. A judging panel of 53 photo editors selected 55 finalists, 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, which were unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony on September 28, 2016 in Chicago, USA. I felt privileged to be part of this competition, seeing my work between all these finalist that submitted awesome work.  

All finalist images will travel across the world until end of 2018 as part of the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour - a unique nighttime outdoor photo exhibition. Check www.redbullillume.com for the details