After graduating law school I looked for differently creative work. I was drawn to documentary, by the same interest as I was drawn to study law, a curiosity to understand reality.
Most of my professional energy goes into filmmaking, as director and cinematographer. Recently I also focus on photography. I find meaning in commonly uncommon images that resonate with viewers and provoke critically renewing perspectives. My interest often relates to labour, migration and globalisation.
Feel invited to contact me with any remarks, proposals, questions or stories. I work fluently in English, Dutch, Norwegian, French, Swedish and communicate as welll in Czech, German and Russian. Currently I am learning Finnish.
Pieter-Jan Van Damme
based in Helsinki and Ivalo, Finland
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