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About PelkaPhoto (Michal Pelka)

Photography has always been a big part of my life ever since I picked up my first camera 16 years ago. Playing around with different styles, eventually a few years back I decided to finally combine my passion for surfing and the ocean with photography. It quickly became an obsession to capture the ocean, man's interaction with it (surfing) and to get to the true essence of it all in a photograph. Talk about aiming high...I find great inspiration in pioneering photographers like Clark Little, Bielman, Noyle and Maassen.

The road ahead is long and there's so little time. To get the shot no effort will be spared. Home is where the heart is and a lot of my work is from the Netherlands. It's not exactly a country known for it's abuntant sealife or epic surf, but sometimes, just every now and then our sea just knows exactly how to surprise me and dishes up something amazing. The Northsea will always amaze. 

I work with canon at the moment and try to squeeze out every ounce of results from my camera. My gear is protected from the elements by Ikelite and Liquideye Waterhousings. On top of that I try to build my own gear.



Favorite Wave


Vlugtenburg,The Netherlands

All we really need is water and oxygen...just add love, joy and family...everything else is just a distraction



I'm happy to have the support from 6 surf magazine, National Geographic and Magicseaweed.com to name a few. It's great to see support from the online community on Instagram and Facebook as well as local surfshops and operators from The Netherlands

I'm available to do various projects on request, including wedding, portrait, and family photography.

I have a special interest in promotional music and theatre projects. 

For appointments or general questions on rates and photography style and preferences please don't hesitate to contact me. I can explain how a private session works and what you can expect from it. 

If you would like to contact me please fill out this form and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you can't use this form, you can send your e-mail to pelkaphoto@hotmail.com

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