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I’ve been a documentary photographer and travel editor since the late 90s. I regularly travel throughout Africa, Asia and South America, and have built up an impressive photo archive that is often used for a variety of purposes (travel books, magazines, websites, exhibitions, etc).

Each country has its own charms. Cultures, landscapes, animals, climatic and geological conditions, all that kind of things vary a lot from region to region. And I love capturing people and animals in their natural environments, wherever that may be – with both my camera and my words.

I regularly write, photograph and publish in Columbus magazineBergen magazineWandel magazine or other travel publications, as well as for non-governmental and development NGOs.

Want to know more or discuss an opportunity? Get in touch!

Hiking in the Dolomites in Italy. Photo for Bergen Magazine by Tom van der Leij.
Wandel magazine cover about trip to Sweden by Tom van der Leij.
Skiing in the snow in the Dolomite mountains in Italy by Tom van der Leij