Dennis van Akkeren was Born in 1982 in Eindhoven and lives and works in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Graduating in 2009 as a master in cultural and social design his passion in the art of creating continues into photography and film.
Under the alternative name DENNIS JACOB, named after his great grandfather, Dennis works as an international artist mostly for commercial brands in the hair- and fashion industry for over 11 years. DENNIS JACOB’s diverse practice translates into a colorful spectrum with a lot of contrast focused on the diversity in society.
The films and photography of DENNIS JACOB are used in (catwalk) shows and presentations. He has been allowed to work in Royal Carré Theater, Fashion Week Amsterdam, EYE Film Theater, Paradiso, Mediapark Hilversum, Light Factory Haarlem, Central Studios Utrecht, Spant! Bussum and at other top locations.
DENNIS JACOB collaborates with a wide team of creatives. Through his professional work and spontaneous attitude, clients such as L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase Paris, Redken, Lancôme, Hizi Hair, Kinki Hairdressers, Omega Pharma, Vorwerk and Omoda can be found in his portfolio.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “THANK YOU for being so fun, for your enthusiasm, for capturing some really great moments…. and for the perfect film. Aside from your incredible talent, we adored working with you.” – KÉRASTASE USA
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Besides the fact that Dennis is a very nice and warm person, he is very professional and creative! He has the gift of putting you at ease, resulting in beautiful, spontaneous photos! I would certainly recommend it to friends and acquaintances. ” – Marieke van Beek
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great Photographer and Filmmaker! The atmosphere and emotion that he conveys to images touch me time and again. In addition, a very nice personality! ” – Ilana Tetenburg
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I couldn’t have wished for a better photographer. You are a nice person and a true professional with an eye for detail. It was great fun and beautiful pictures. Stay true to yourself !” – Jeroen Pouw