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Meet Joel Tjintjelaar

Black and white is an art and he is the artist; Joel Tjintjelaar is an award-winning B&W fine-art photographer, born in Jakarta, Indonesia and raised in the Netherlands. he specializes in architectural photography as he finds it easier to connect and interact with buildings and express his feelings via them.

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.

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Meet Joel Tjintjelaar

Meet Joel Tjintjelaar

“A typical day working on a project would include detailed research on the building to photographed, its architectural style and the architects who designed it. When on site, I spend approximately 15-30 minutes in order to find the perfect spot after studying the light and where the sun will be. I usually need about 2-3 hours to finish a shoot with an average 30 minutes for each shot I take.”

I draw inspiration from a deeper need to create something meaningful; a lasting impression, a beautiful memory, my unique footprint in the world we live in.

Meet Joel Tjintjelaar
Joel Tjintjelaar B&W photographer

Joel’s 10-day Qatar trip was made in order to photograph the architectural masterpieces of the country. His stay in Qatar left him with the best impressions; the energy and warmth of people, the incredible feeling of being in the Middle East, the ever-existent presence of the Islamic culture and the modern architecture were the highlights of his trip.

Joel exhibition will run from November 8, 2022 until January 23, 2023, at M7

Enjoy a timeless photo album

Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC)
Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC)
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art
The Royal Palace at National Museum of Qatar
The Royal Palace at National Museum of Qatar
Doha Skyline with Burj Doha Tower
Doha Skyline with Burj Doha Tower
Inside Burj Doha Tower
Inside Burj Doha Tower
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art
Doha Metro Station
Doha Metro Station
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium
Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library
Qatar National Library
Doha Skyline
Doha Skyline
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium

What I loved about Qatar

  • The country's energy

  • Its food

  • Its architecture and culture

  • How safe I felt

  • How clean the country is

My advice to professional photographers

·      Learning a variety of different techniques

·      Interacting with each photography subject in a non-verbal way in order to feel its essence