Minh Dan Vu

Hi! My name is Minh Dan Vu. I am a twenty year old living in The Netherlands with a big passion for photography. My parents are both vietnamese but I was born in Holland. At the moment I am studying Architecture at TU Delft. I am in my second year and after my bachelor I am planning to focus on photography. and I wanted to be able to give that to people. Photography became a big passion in 2012 and haven’t put the camera down since!
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How it all started

Creating things has always been a hobby of mine since I was little. When I was 13, I won a photo shoot with my favourite pony. That is when I realised that pictures can be so precious to someone and I wanted to be able to give that to people. Photography became a big passion in 2012 and haven’t put the camera down since!

Inspiration

Inspiration
I get my inspiration from all sorts of things. Mostly when I am just out and about in nature and see nice spots or lighting. Photography-wise, I get inspiration from my Instagram feed where I follow all sorts of artists who inspire me every day. Inspiration starts by analyzing the photo. What do you like about it, is it the story, emotion, light or colour? And how can you achieve that?

Goals

I want to travel the world and share it with other artists. If that won’t work out, I’ll just keep it as a hobby but as of now I definitely want to see and capture more of the world. There are already some tours in the making. I am always open for invitations, so if you have an idea, hit me up!

National geographic

Awards

National Geographic

One of my highlights on this photography journey was winning the public award in the National Geographic Photocontest in 2018 in the category animal. The picture on the right is the winning photo. It was taken during a photo trip in Italy. The horse is a typical italian horse breed who was brought to this beautiful abonded church. The light fell into the church illuminating the horse perfectly. When making the picture I knew it was going to be something special, I just didn’t know what. And now I know why. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be nominated, let alone win something that big. It is all thanks to everyone who follows and supports my journey. So a big thanks to you!

Publications

Cover Tina, number 41 | 10/2018
Cover Human & Horse | 11/2018
Cover Penny, number 26 | 12/2018
National Geographic | 12/2018

 

I love

My favorites

Hard to choose but these are my all time favorites

Traveling

Let me show you my previous travels and up coming adventures.

Spanish horses

Coming soon

People describe...

People describe my style as: soft, warm, dreamy, romantic

People describe me as: Calm, passionated, patience, sympathetic, organized

Fun facts

  1. I am 1.58 cm
  2. I can speak fluent Vietnamese
  3. You can wake me up fro pasta
  4. I have always wanted to become a pilot but I have bad eye sight (-6,5D)
  5. I have never followed an equine workshop or cause although I wish I did
  6. In 2017 I worked in Spain fro a month and fell in love with Andalusians, best time of my life
  7. I would like to live in Scandinavia one day, preferably Sweden
  8. If I don’t set up an alarm I can sleep till 2 pm

FAQ

    I use the Canon 6D MII with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8
     I edit with Photoshop and Lightroom.

Yes you can! I am open for worldwide booking

    Not yet, but I am planning it.
    There a couple tours in the making. If you would like to set up something with me, DM me 🙂
    No unfortunately not, but I am taking care of a cute pony at the moment.
    For sure the Andalusian or Lusitano <3

Sweet messages

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