Aernout Overbeeke was born May 17, 1951 in the Netherlands. From a young age on he taught himself history of art at the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Being expelled from high school made focussing on photography possible. He assisted the well known Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken for one year.
He began his career in 1971 as a fashion photographer and continued as a commercial photographer in 1981. His first big campaigns came in 1983. Within two years clients, companies and agencies from all over the world knew where to find him. He started directing film commercials in 1996. For his work and in his spare time he travelled America, Asia, Australia and many other places.
Aernout worked for many international magazines like Conde Nast Traveler, NY Times Magazine, House & Garden etc.
His travels to Tanzania resulted in his first book “NDOTO Tanzania Dream”. The publishing of this book coincided with his exhibition in the COBRA Museum in Amstelveen and the show in our galllery with the same title.
Nowadays Aernout also gives workshops on his castle in the heart of France.