About Poul

My name is Poul van den Elshout, I'm an analogue photographer, based in the Netherlands (Breda) and love to travel the world. I chose to stick to analogue photography because it's a very different way of taking pictures. 

Since I was 14 years old I've been taking pictures and of course they were analogue because it was 1989. Shooting, developing and printing was my passion. I studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated Summa Cum Laude, being awarded with three awards. Around 2006 I bought my first digital DSLR camera. Although it is easier I also felt I missed the creativity and constraints you need taking good pictures, the mental focus, the disability to take too many pictures and most important the physical result of film. 

So in 2015 I dusted off my old Nikon F801, which had been with me on my travels in Japan and China in the 90's, to have that comfortable feel of physical photography again. Soon I was looking for other equipment, especially Nikon body's that were out of reach when I was young. That's when the Nikon F4s come into my life, together with some great prime lenses. A year later the Nikon FM2n was added for lighter travel.

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I love taking pictures of situations the way they are. I'm always looking for interesting lines, compositions and situations. I like it when you do not imme-diately know what you are looking at.

I hope you enjoy my photographs and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me :)

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