Let me tell
you a story

Since my graduation from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2003 I've worked as a freelance director of photography. Shooting narrative, documentary as well as commercial work. Content-driven camerawork with a good sense of light, atmosphere, movement and detail. On this website you can find, apart from my recent showreel, something about me and a small selection of my work. Enjoy!


About Me

This is my story

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that's me!

I started filming at the age of twelve. Being able to tell stories by choosing your frame carefully has always fascinated me. I have been shooting full-time since 2003.


Creating an atmosphere with light is what I like to do. I love directional soft light, working with old-fashioned sources. I like working within the production limits. Sometimes lighting a scene with one source works better than using a truckload.

I Movement

I like working handheld as much as I like to grip a film. Choosing what’s best for the project is always a challenge. I travelled the world without even carrying a tripod but also love using the bigger solutions, like a telescopic crane.

I Stories

Narrative, documentary or commercial work. Translating the story into a visual experience is all a director of photography is about. It’s about content and not about technique. Although I really love to work with all kinds of different cameras en lenses. I travelled the globe and the seven seas to Malawi, Tanzania, Japan, Nepal, Australia, Mauritius, Brazil, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Suriname, Panama, Egypt, Across the USA, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Canada and of course all over Europe.

Martijn Cousijn NSC – short resume

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  • Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else

    Conrad Hall
  • There is No “Right Way” or Expected Career Path

    Roger Deakins
  • I've learned one thing in filmmaking: to work with one strong idea

    Darius Khondji


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