Nikon & Kamera express

In 2017, Nikon and Kamera Express interviewed me after winning the NRC photo competition to learn more about my work and the equipment I use.

The EYEEM Photo Awards 

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 a jury of experts chose 100 finalists out of hundreds of thousands of photo's submitted for the EyeEm Photo Awards. During three consecutive years our photo's were chosen as finalist and were part of a large international exhibition. 

Frans Lanting Award

Benjamin's photo, 'A Brand New Day' has been awarded the Frans Lanting Award 2014 - Public's Choice with over 2000 votes.

The Fans Lanting Award competition by National Geographic and the WWF is currently the biggest Nature Photography contest in The Netherlands and Belgium.


Benjamin van der Spek


Photographer, traveller, artist and teacher

"I have always been fascinated by the magic of images.

They have the power to lure you away from this world to another. Whether the images are drawings, paintings, or photographs, they will work their magic on our eyes."

Benjamin van der Spek is an award winning photographer who is active around the globe with a keen eye for extraordinary compositions and dramatic lighting.

A Dutch photographer and educator, graduated in fine arts, art history and art education, Benjamin uses the past to open our eyes to the present and the future.