“Together we can make the world a better place”

– Adrian Kuipers –

About Adrian Kuipers

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As a boy, Adrian was a talented soccer player. He began playing as soon as he could walk, in the town of his birth, Strijen, in the Netherlands. As soon as he was 10 years old, he was chosen to play at Feyenoord Rotterdam. After changing clubs several times, Adrian was scouted by SC Heerenveen at the age of 17, where he played as a semi-professional against legends like Robben and Van Persie.

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Because of an injury, Adrian stopped playing soccer and started his own creative agency at the age of 20. Six years later, his agency had grown to 10 employees and was working for national and international clients.

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In 2010, Adrian picked up his camera and decided to travel and experience life beyond borders. There, his dedication to Orange Babies started. He visited projects together with Natasja Froger, Caroline Tensen and Herman den Blijker. During this period his work received recognition. Adrian shot campaigns for international companies and had celebrities like Robbie Williams, Marco Borsato and Ilse de Lange in front of his lens. At the same time one of his works for Orange Babies was auctioned for € 21,000 and his work made a total of € 125,000 for the charity organisation. Adrian was asked to be guest jury at the NRC Photo Competition in the category Portrait. At the end of 2017, he was awarded third prize as International Photographer Of The Year 2017 in the category portrait – children and was awarded multiple prizes for his portrait of Ruth and Isaac. 

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After the birth of Adrian’s sons, he decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to using all his talents to help children in need and making the world a better place. He started with the ‘We Are Orange Babies’ project, to help children in Africa with HIV. The project supporting Orange Babies launched in September 2019 with a multimedia book (first press sold out after 90 days and awarded with 2 international prices), exhibitions and shows. Adrian tells the breathtaking stories behind the photos, reads his poetry and plays songs he composed to accompany the stories. Adrian’s goal is to give children in Africa a fair start in life by raising a total of € 250,000 by selling his book and prints of his works. 

“Adrian Kuipers’ work comes right out of his heart. It is personal, and his subtle way of telling stories strikes the mind of the viewer. Heart warming, hopeful, pure and powerful are the keywords to his work. His unique talent for multimedia brings on a total adventure.”

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Photo credits: Joanne Schouten, Eric van Vuuren, Michiel de Bruin and Adrian Kuipers