Joel Tjintjelaar is an award winning B&W fine-art photographer, born in Jakarta, Indonesia and raised in the Netherlands. He studied criminal law and worked as an IT consultant for several years with his real passion being photography; “It started as a hobby but the assignments kept coming and coming. As a result, I decided to quit my daytime job and make B&W photography my full-time job” he says.
His interpretation of black and white photography as a fine art is quite unique as he uses absence of colour to put an unveil the very essence of every single person, object, situation or scenario and emphasize on the emotional experience they create. His work has been published on various magazines and online websites and has won multiple prizes.