Sponsors have helped me with some of my most ambitious projects, in-depth works that require lengthy research and ample time on location. Other sponsors have provided me with quality image making tools. Over the past twenty years, my career has been sustained by a combination publications, grants and a growing community of generous project backers.
I’m currently on assignment for National Geographic photographing the rebuilding of the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris. In addition to still photography, I’ve been operating my drone inside and outside the cathedral and recording video. You can also follow my work in progress and behind the scenes access on my @TomasVH Instagram account and the @NatGeointheField Instagram account: … read more.
Leica Akademie France is hosting online conferences with photographers during the “stay at home” period of the coronavirus outbreak. I was invited to participate on 23 April 2020. In this recording of the French language video-conference, I share my early career path and my methodology for approaching photography projects. You can see more online conferences hosted by Leica France… read more.
Earlier this year, I was contacted by a representative of Leica to test a top secret new prototype, a drone co-engineered with Yuneec and Leica. I started shooting with analogue Leica cameras in 1998, at the very start of my career. For my projects that require the reportage shooting style, my preferred gear has always been a Leica M… read more.
I’ll be teaching two workshops about developing your personal project in November in partnership with the Leica Akademie: • LONDON, UK Workshop Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 2-3 November 2019 Location: Leica Store Mayfair – 64-66 Duke Street, Mayfair, W1K 6JD United Kingdom • LUCCA, ITALY Workshop Dates: November 2019 In partnership with the Photolux Festival Location: Via San… read more.
My Lines and Lineage series of photos about the missing photographic history of the American West was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Leica Oskar Barnack Award. About the Award The Leica Oskar Barnack Award honors “professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form.”… read more.
Leica Akademie Masterclass – Choosing your photographic approach (version française en bas) 2-3 July 2019 Arles France Limited to 10 participants. Price 350 Euros Taught by Tomas van Houtryve This two-day workshop will help photographers find a unique artistic approach and apply it to their work. Through a combination of case studies, shooting sessions and editing, participants will cover… read more.
Leica Akademie Workshop – Developing a Personal Project Leica Store Milano Via Mengoni 4 20121 Milano Italy An in-depth personal project is often what it takes to transform a good photographer into a great one. Yet undertaking such a project can seem daunting. What are the required steps to start with an idea and build it into a… read more.
In October, 2018, I was selected by Leica as the ambassador for the minimalist M10-D camera. I started shooting with Leica M cameras in 1998, first with an analogue M6 and then switching to a digital M9 in 2009 so that I could transmit images quickly. Although going digital was convenient for my workflow, I soon missed the simple… read more.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been selected for an award from the Hasselblad Foundation. The Hasselblad Foundation has partnered with the Valand Academy for the Drone Vision project and honored five photo-based artists with a research and development award. This award is part of a broader research project, led by Dr Sarah Tuck, exploring the affects and implications of drone… read more.