I am Willem Wernsen (1954, Amersfoort, The Netherlands). I am autodidact – my former professions were butcher and market superintendent .
I have developed myself from amateur to professional photographer. My work is mainly social documentary, many portraits and street photography.
From start I felt the need to photograph people. Of course in black and white, because I love that the most.
In that time I collected books of the great photographers. Many hours I have spent looking at all that beautiful photos, it gave me so much inspiration.
Through the years I have developed myself and the connoisseurs say I developed my own style of photography”