Born in Seattle, WA, Pieter M. van Hattem got his start assisting some of the most influential music and fashion photographers in London and New York City in the 1990’s. He started his own career documenting the late 1990’s hip hop scene for The Source. In 2001 he received his first commission to shoot the Moldy Peaches for the NME which led to a whirlwind career photographing artists such as The White Stripes, The Strokes. Interpol, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and almost everyone in the indie movement after the turn of the millennium. His work has been seen in magazines such as Mojo, Uncut, Spin, and Rolling Stone, albums from labels including Matador, Sony, Atlantic, and Mercury, and the walls of London’s Tate Modern and The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. Winner of NME and Nikon’s Outstanding Contribution In Music Photography Award in 2013, Pieter currently spends his time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains.
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