Friday 8 January 2021


What is an artist without a famous iconic photo? Rutger Geerling‘s photos have contributed to the iconic images of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and Martin Garrix. The dance photographer from The Hague has been recording all the major DJs in the world since 1995 and witnessed the rise of dance as an insider. This autumn his work will be displayed in the photo museum of the Vrijthof in Maastricht, in honor of his 25th anniversary. On January 8, 2021, Rutger Geerling will be a guest at the fourth edition of Behind The Music in The Hague.

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  • Grote zaal met zitplaatsen
  • 19:30
  • 20:00

Behind The Music is a full-length interview program in which guests are interviewed on the basis of images from old FaceCulture interviews and new interviews with guests from their immediate surroundings. Visitors can expect an intimate candid evening where they really get to know the lead guest. The guest concludes with a short performance or an explanation of how he works. The evening lasts two and a half hours and guests are given ample opportunity to ask questions themselves. In an earlier edition in PAARD, for example, Tim Akkerman and Rinus Gerritsen were guests.

It is that background in action sports that gives Geerling a unique way of working. He takes many elements with him when he starts photographing music. ‘I push the boundaries and find myself in difficult places to take the best photos. In addition, in action sports you have to look for the best moment in the athlete’s movement. ‘ And you can see that in his DJ photos. Geerling knows exactly when to click. The moment of the break, the DJ jumps up and the audience prepares to let go. Geerling has those photos.

Rutgers foto’s zijn nooit willekeurig; ze vertellen het hele verhaal. Dat maakt hem uniek in zijn soort.

Martin Garrix