XIX. Jaap Buitendijk

I always loved behind the scenes photos for movies and my favorite is Jaap Buitendijk. He has worked on movies such as 300, Ready Player One, Harry Potter, World War Z, and so much more. I read an interview talking about how the documentarian is never photographed.. so it’s interesting to look at someone so successful who isn’t recognized as much as he should.

Photo of Buitendijk.

Photo of Buitendijk.

Also, his BTS work is often used on movie posters which is great to see. I sometimes think that BTS photographers are taking photos for a photo bank where staff can show their family all the cool stuff they do, but no they actually are used for posters too.

I love the light in his photos that are paired with compositing to help create the look the movie is going for, because in the end it needs to match the vibe of the movie too.