My name is Dirk Jan de Ridder (1985). I am a photographer specialised in military aviation since 2008, but I have been interested in the subject from childhood. I work for armed forces around the world, but I’m paid for it by printed media that publish my work. Many air forces are benefiting from the free exposure and photographs I have provided them over the years.
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.