Biography


Born and raised in Belgium (˚1976). I was taught the secrets of a dark room by a pro. Made mistake after mistake, but learned massively.

Abandoned my photography dream at 19. Studied marketing. Worked at various FMG and sports/fashion brands.

Seized the opportunity to pursue my photography dreams again in my mid twenties, shooting editorials.

I lived from airport to airport, shooting editorials and commercials on all continents. Discovering paradises in Central America and Polynesia.

Adapted towards film direction and production in 2004. Today focusing on fashion, lifestyle and commercial photography and film.



Contact


Photographer/DoP

| studio@mikevancleven.com
| EU: +32 496 162690



Book Publications


2008 - "Belgian Chefs - business meets gastronomy"
Produced and commissioned by BeforeTheHype and published by Borgerhoff & Lamberigts
ISBN 9789089311504


2021 - "Dear Motel"
Produced by VONCLEEF and published by Stockmans Art Books
ISBN 9789077207888




Clients


TAG Heuer + Harley-Davidson + Jeep + Kawasaki + Julia Diehl + Rodania + Toos Franken + Eastpak + O'Neil + Maxim Magazine + Braun + Monster Energy + Denim Mag + Reef + Stimorol + Mobistar + Hurley + City of Antwerp + Brugge Tripel + Bridgestone + ...



Personalities and Artists


Jeremy Lin + Cristiano Ronaldo + Michael Schumacher + Cameron Diaz + Valentino Rossi + Ken Block + Ian Walsh + G.E.M. + A.N.D.Y. + Dawn Olivieri + Lewis Hamilton + Nyemiah Supreme + Shameboy + Silverene + Raketkanon + The Prodigy + Maria Sharapova + Henrik Lundqvist + Kei Nishikori + Nic Von Rupp + ...



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