In ‘Photographers Exposed’ we will get to know the people behind some of the most amazing photos. In this fourth edition we are proud to announce one of our favorite hyperlapse photographer in the dance scene, known as: Tjoez.com.
Who? Matthew Vandeputte, a 24 year old Belgian photographer and filmmaker.
Years of experience? I’ve been shooting video for 10 years and started experimenting with timelapse in 2010.
Hobbies/Other Jobs? Apart from creating videos using timelapse and hyperlapse photography I love travelling and shooting landscapes. (I recently printed a unique book with my best shots of 2013, a very rewarding experience).
Favorite Quote: “I always have a camera with me because I find it hard to photograph stuff without one”
What was your first gig as a timelapse photographer?
My first gig as a timelapse photographer was tomorrowland 2012. I was hired by Epic Cinema (Stijn Verlinde) to shoot some timelapse sequences of the stages and the crowd for one day. After I showed them my new technique called hyperlapsing they kept me on for the next couple of days as well.
What is the most beautiful location you’ve visited for your work?
Final Kid (Charly Friedrichs) hired me as part of his crew for a David Guetta project in the desert in Israel. The view we had from the Masada mountain looking out over the desert and the dead sea was absolutely breathtaking. I still can’t show anyone that footage as the project hasn’t been released yet!
Which gallery are you most proud of?
Having so many of my shots featured in the Tomorrowland 2013 official aftermovie was an absolute honour. If you see any big movements with sped up crowds and clouds: that’s me! I compiled some of the shots in my personal showreel that went viral a few months ago.
What is the most memorable thing that happened during your work?
When I was shooting a big hyperlapse sequence around the mainstage at tomorrowland in 2012, a group of people started mimicking my movements and chanting all together. After a few minutes I had about a dozen people following me around the mainstage, like a hyperlapse-partytrain. I wish I had a photo or some footage of that moment!
What is your favorite lens?
This lens is supersharp, has a great range, is light, and uses the same diameter of filters as all my other lenses. It’s probably my most used lens for hyperlapsing!
All of my other favorite shots are combined and edited together in this video.