The 2015 EYEEM Photo Awards 

A jury of experts chose 100 finalists out of 200.000 photo's submitted for the 2015 EyeEm Photo Awards. Benjamin's photo of Seaftinghe in Zeeland, was chosen as one of the finalist and will be part of a traveling exhibition with a grand opening in New York. (click thumbnail to follow link)

One A Day

Since January 1, Benjamin has been taking and publishing at least one photo each day. Check his photo of the day and follow his adventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr. 

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.

RTL Late night

November 26 22:30 c.e.t

Appearance on the RTL Late Night show by Humberto Tan on RTL4 television. Presentation of the Frans Lanting Award 2014.

Workshop with Frans Lanting

As part of the Frans Lanting Award 2014, the master himself took us on a photo safari in the 'Oostvaardersplassen', a wildlife sanctuary and a heaven for photography enthusiasts like us.
From left to right: Joost van Uffelen, Frans Lanting, Humberto Tan, and I.


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.