About me


Dutch travel photographer portraying the beauty of Colombia


Artist Statement
The power to undo assumptions about the world. That is what photography is to me, a way for me to connect with the world and to learn about it. And it is the reason I, a Dutch travel photographer, dedicate my life to portraying the beauty of a colourful country like Colombia. Colombia fascinates me. I want to show more than just the tourist spots, I want to reveal the true personality of this country: its landscapes, people and culture. By means of my photography I want to share the extraordinary beauty of this country with the rest of the world.

As a seasoned traveller and as a foreigner living in Colombia, I have a fresh and original way of looking at the country´s identity. My work, full of optimism and hope, reflects my positive personality and honest attitude, at the same time that it unveils Colombia´s real, authentic and positive identity. I believe that photography should go beyond just descriptive images and should show the emotions and character of places.

Biography
Fetze Weerstra (1977) was born in Sneek, Netherlands. He has a Master of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Groningen, with specialisations at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Rotterdam. He has taken courses at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. He worked as a photographer and writer for non-profit organizations and governmental organizations in Amsterdam and Utrecht, and he presently works as an independent travel photographer and writer. Fetze lived for six years in Barcelona, Spain, and currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia, where he works on a long term project that has the goal of portraying the true identity of this country and its amazing people, as well as the simple and beautiful little things that he finds along the way.

Some of my clients, publications and colaborations
Inkanta Design Stores, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Cartagena), Turkish Airlines (Skylife Magazine), Villegas Editores, National Geographic Traveller, La República (Ecuador), Escuela de Fotografía Zona Cinco, Fontur (Fondo Nacional de Turismo de Colombia), Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla), Outlook Traveller, Notimex (Mexico), Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá, Embajada del Reino de los Países Bajos en Bogotá, Visual&Written Photo Agency (New York/Zaragoza), Lure City Guides, Zoom.nl, Folha de S.Paulo (Brasil).

Products for sale
In over 35 stores in Colombia you can purchase my postcards, posters and Colombia Fine-Art. Please find here the points of sale.

Contact me
I am available for assignments in Colombia and/or in other countries in this region. The works on this website are for sale. Please do not hesitate to write me a message for more information. If you´d like to keep in touch, you can subscribe to my newsletter or find me on Facebook or Twitter.

Kind regards,

Fetze Weerstra

Amazing photographs, Fetze. Colombia isn´t just violence. Instead, you show our real face to the world.

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