After graduating in audio visuals and photography at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Edo Kars decided to go the traditional way by spending a couple of years as a longterm assistant of several photographers with different specialties.
Now, after being in the business for more than 20 years, his portfolio reveals almost any subject. Shooting from serious portraits to glossy cars. From traditional black and white landscapes to the most crazy eyebrow raising post production demanding scenarios. He is the master of light and storytelling images.
No matter what subject or project, Edo Kars will be the consummate professional to handle the job. Despite his easygoing manner, he maintains the confidence of the photographer who knows he can get the job done and will advise where asked.
His advertising images show his technical experience, but the beauty of his shots are always full of emotional involvement. Although traditionally skilled he embraces possibilities that derive from new technologies including post production and CGI.
Advertising agencies especially find the way to Edo Kars when they have ’a story to tell’ and ‘a technical problem to solve’ and don’t want to end up with an artificial visual. Edo Kars solves the problem and will tell your story with a human touch.
Edo Kars his work is rewarded many times by AOP, ADCN, Cannes Lions, EuroBest, Clio awards, Communication arts, American Photography, Graphis, IPA and Montreux. In 2001 Edo Kars received the prestigious European Epica Photography Award (Stone Prize). He is ranked in the top 50 of Ad Photographers Worldwide for more than 10 years (source: Luerzer’s Archive).
His client list involves:
ABN AMRO, AEG, Albert Heijn, Ameriprise, AMEX, Amnesty International, Amstel, Audi, Bausch & Lomb, BMW, Bijenkorf, Bols, Canon, Citroen, Coca Cola, Colgate, Cutty Shark, Eurocard/ Mastercard, DHL, Ford, Gaz de France, Gillette, Glaxo Kline, Grohe, Heineken, Heinz, Honda, IBM, ING Bank, Kelloggs, KIA, KLM Air France, KPN, Kronenbourg 1664, Lamborghini, Lenscrafters, Lexus, Luxottica, Liander, Lipton, Mars, Mazda, McDonalds, Mead Johnson, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nestle, NH Hotels, Nike, Oil of Olaz, Olvarit, Orange, Palmolive, Pioneer, Piet Boon, Peugeot, Philips, Pioneer, PWC, Rabobank, Renault, Rexona, Saab, Sara Lee, SEAT, Sony, Sprint, T Mobile, Toyota, Ursus Vodka, Visa, Volkswagen & many more.