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Bjorn van Sinttruije
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Attends Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University
Lives in Ridderkerk
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Dads are heros. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

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Thank you +Goldie B!
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Shots and smiles
Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, 2014

What's your favorite beverage when eating out?
Mine is lemon ice tea (sparkling or still, love it either way) (I don't drink alcohol, ever).
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Great thanks to +TheMacallanWhisky for sending me this awesome gift: a signed copy of Elliott Erwitt's "Personal Best".

Please excuse the low quality selfie, I prefer taking pictures of other people. ;)
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You have a good day too +jennifer ouano!
Thanks +Joseph Smith. This is actually my fifth signed Erwitt book, I collect them. Another very special one should be on it's way to me soon.
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Avia, you did a superb job! I cannot wait to hear your next song.
Shay, it's not just your heart that's melting, it's many others', mine included. PDP
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William Klein. Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, 2013

The master himself, from just two feet away. I was at the very front of the line for his exhibition opening (showed up just half an hour in advance, but the line grew quickly after that). 

#streetphotography  / +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva and +Maria Roco 
#streetpics  / +StreetPics curated by +Sergey Sus 
#MonochromeMonday / +Monochrome Monday curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr, and +Martin Heller 
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Thanks for sharing.
Very cool advice for street photographers!
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Here's my take on how you "should" look at photographs. This is my own video by the way, featuring the work of Elliott Erwitt for illustration.
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Another reason to buy photo books and prints: investment. I got a copy of Cartier-Bresson's "Scrapbook" to years ago for 32 GBP, and it's now selling for around 200 GBP used. My copy is basically mint, since I've only looked at the book once (I prefer The Modern Century by HCB). I wonder what it will be worth in five years...
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Dog on a pub table
This little dog was kind enough to pose for me while I took a picture through the pub's window. After I took two shots, he turned around to his owner and laid down.

Nieuwstraat, Delft, 2014
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Unplanned meeting, kindness. =)
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Working on my next photo book, all about London this time. Four vacations worth of street photography to be edited down to a single album.

#photobook   #London  
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I've been meaning to record some videos of some of my books (both my own two titles and some others). If I ever get around to it, I will definitely record this one. It's a great book, if I may say so myself. ;)
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Bjorn van Sinttruije

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Sarphatipark, Amsterdam, 2013
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I'm back! Happy New Year everyone! ;)
Took a break from posting over Christmas/New Year's, and now that I've graduated (cum laude) from university, I have also been busy trying to find a cool job. I feel it's time to get back to posting pictures though, and I want to start with a recent one. Snapped this last week during a night out with friends.

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If you like this picture, you can check out some of my entries in a photo competition and vote for them (please!):
1. Visit this page:
2. Search for "sinttruije"
3. Choose any picture and hit the Vote button
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Thanks +jennifer ouano and +Edward Hall!
More photos are coming, as I took quite a few reasonably good snaps over the holidays.
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William Klein

Attended an exhibition opening this afternoon / tonight with world famous photographer William Klein! Got to go to an exclusive preview / tour in the afternoon, and I came back to see Klein in the flesh just now. No signature requests allowed, so I carried a 2kg book of his around Amsterdam for nothing. Still, it was a great exhibition and it was cool to "meet" William Klein.

#william #klein #williamklein #foam
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Excuse the Instagram snap.
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Building The Rotterdam exhibition opening
Last Saturday I attended the opening of a photography exhibition about "The Rotterdam", Holland's largest building. 44 floors of modern architecture, almost none of which are decorated yet. Just concrete and steel. The exhibition was disappointing and the opening event was boring to say the least, but at least I brought my camera.

Please support me and my photography by voting for my picture(s) in a photo competition. Links and more information here:
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After you vote for my pictures (I hope , please read the post above for more info), you can also check out the work of the photographer whose exhibition opened. His name is Ruud Sies:
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Street photographer / Marketing Mgt student
brand management, e-marketing, marketing, strategy, consumer behavior, marketing research
  • Street photographer
    2009 - present
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Street photographer | Marketing student | Leica enthusiast
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Hi, my name is Bjorn. There's two things I love in life: photography and business. I take street and documentary-type photos in my spare time, and I am an MSc Marketing Management student for most of my day. Takes too much time away from photography usually, but I greatly enjoy it! 

The majority of my pictures is in black and white. The older shots I shared here on Google+ were taken with the Leica D-Lux 5, a nice little snapper that I won in a contest Leica organized on Facebook. Most of my recent photography is shot with a Leica M9-P. Saved up for years to get that camera, and I couldn't be happier with it. Please have a look at some of my albums here on Google+ to get a taste of my work!

My main interests in business are branding, marketing, strategy, CSR, and the use of social media. Branding, or marketing in a broader scope, will most certainly be my working field. I have considered making a living off of photography, but despite other people's encouragement, branding keeps the upper hand. My dreams: move to NYC for work, and do my street shooting there in the evenings.
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One of 104 amazing photographers on Google+ according to Business Insider:
  • Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University
    MSc Marketing Managment, 2012 - present
    Brand Management, E-Marketing Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Strategy Research, Consumer Marketing Research
  • Erasmus University
    BSc International Business Administration, 2009 - 2012
  • Farel College
    Bilingual Atheneum, 2003 - 2009
  • International Baccalaureate
    Language A2 programme (English), 2007 - 2009
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Whisper. a character by Bjorn van Sinttruije. Photographer's Notes. Every time I look at this photograph it reminds of the song "Try a littl

The wedding car

France, and Paris in particular, is one of the most romantic places on earth. No wonder that many people get married there. Taking inspirati

Dementia disconnect

My grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. This photo shows my dad giving a speech. Grandma suffers from dementia,

The importance of family

Since Holland is quite small, most people live close to their relatives, and they see each other quite often. This picture shows two of my r

Terrace with musicians

George-Grosz Platz, Berlin, 2012 © Bjorn van Sinttruije Though on my first visit to Berlin I felt the city was not very romantic, at night i

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