Where are you from?
I’m from a little town called Sneek in The Netherlands (Holland).
Why did you want to become a Photographer?
I am an optimist, I usually perceive the world in a positive manner. Colombia, where I currently live, could still quite improve it´s reputation in the rest of the world. The image people have of this country does not match reality. Photography for me is a way to let people open their eyes and adjust their prejudices. To show my colourfull reality of the world around me.
Why did you choose this particular shot to be your favorite photograph?
Colombia is full of surprises. Driving just outside of Bogotá I came across this mansion in San Antonio del Tequendama, a spooky villa next to a waterfall where people used to commit suicide. This old hotel was abandoned for some time but is now being transformed into a museum.
Anything else you want to add?
I invite you all to have a look at my urban and rural landscapes of Colombia and the rest of the world on www.fetzeweerstra.com.