Klaas Jan Kliphuis was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he was introduced to photography by his father, who gave him his first camera when he was only 8 years old. Since earning his degree at The Academy of Modern Arts at St.Joost in Breda and having assisted several photographers, he started his own business in 2001. Demand for his work hasn't stopped since. His versatile and creative approach to photography, as well as his unique eye for detail and love for fashion have led to beautifully lit images, both moving and still. Klass Jan is very involved and always works closely together with the client and the team to get the best possible results.
His work has been featured in high-end fashion magazines including InStyle, ELLE, Grazia, Glamour, Myself, Marie Claire, Harpers' Bazaar and Vogue. And several independent fashion magazines. His commercial clients include ST Studio, Supertrash, Hunkemöller, Philips, Claudia Sträter and Dutch department store De Bijenkorf, among others. Throughout is career he has worked with top models like Rianne van Rompaey, Imaan Hammam, Romee Strijd, Saskia de Brauw, Julia van Os, Bregje Heinen and Bette Franke.