My name is Dirk Jan de Ridder (1985). I am a renowned photojournalist specialised in military aviation since 2008, but interested in the subject from childhood. I work for armed forces around the world, but I’m paid for it by the printed media that publish my work. Many air forces have benefited from the free exposure and photographs I provide them.
Rather than visiting air shows and other public events, I prefer to arrange private visits to air forces. My job offers me amazing opportunities to take photos of military aircraft in the air, so called air-to-air photography. I could probably write a whole book about it, but this video says more than a thousand words.