Piet-Hein Out is considered to be one of Europe's best and most skillful circus photographers. In 2012 he celebrated 15 years of circus photography.

Born in 1981 Out has been fascinated by wild animals such as lions and tigers. This brings him to the circus. At the age of 12 he starts taking pictures and at the mere age of 15 years he sells his first photographs. "I was keen on taking pictures. My grandfather also had a passion for capturing the moment on film and even had his own darkroom. My cousin was the first female paparazzo of Holland and many famous people bought her pictures as well after seeing them in the gossip magazines. Simply because they looked great. So photography must be in the family DNA somehow, hahaha."

"I wanted to capture the world of the circus and started to take pictures with an old camera that used to belong to my grandfather: a Praktika. No batteries at all, and I had to look in from above the camera. Aperture and shutter speed had all to be altered manually." "During my studies at The New School for Information Services I also was taught how to use a darkroom. But shortly after the upcoming of the digital cameras and the speed involved I left film (with pain in my heart)."

Currently I am booked by artists and circuses whenever they need good publicity photos. For this I travel all around Europe and in my free time I also enjoy to visit circuses and capture them in images.

Pictures of Piet-Hein Out appear on a regular basis in the Dutch Circusmagazine De Piste and have also been published in some of Europe's other circus magazines as The King Pole (UK), Bretagne Circus (France) and die Circus Zeitung (Germany).

His pictures have been used by Zippos Circus (UK), Wintercircus Martin Hanson (NL), Circus Krone (D), Cirque Berserk (UK), Cirque Medrano (F), Cirkus Benneweis (DK), Chinesischer Staatscircus (D), Circus Roncalli (D) and many others.

His pictures have been widely published by some of the foremost newspapers and magazines such as:

  • De Telegraaf, The Netherlands
  • TimeOut, UK
  • Noord-Hollands Dagblad, The Netherlands
  • The Stage.co.uk, UK
  • Hamburger Abendblatt, Germany
  • Ouest France, France
  • Badische Zeitung, Switzerland
  • This is Cabaret, UK
  • Aachener Zeitung, Germany
  • and many more...

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