In the Netherlands press photo agency BSR Agency has acquired the archive of photographer Chris van de Vooren (Chris operated photo assignments under the ‘Gentle Look’ brand). The collection, consisting of hundreds of thousands of photographs of domestic and international music artists and will soon be made available on BSR website.
Chris van de Vooren started his photography career in 1968 studying to be a reportage photographer. His start with the music scene was in 1969 when, through a friend, he got the chance to shoot the Jackson 5 in Amsterdam. This turned out to be the beginning of a good relationship, and he photographed the Jacksons regularly from then. He then started photographic assignements shooting album covers and PR gigs eventually expanding his business to Los Angeles for a few years in the 1990’s.
Chris van de Vooren said about the acquisition: “I am proud that my life’s work is in good hands and trust BSR Agency that they will manage my work in the best possible way now and in the future.”
Sven Hoogerhuis Managing Director –and Founder in 2016- of BSR told PAN “The addition of the Chris van de Vooren collection at BSR Agency fits seamlessly with the strategy that we started at the beginning of this year.” After the unique collaboration with the three largest suppliers, the acquisition of the activities of Sunshine and the collaboration with Socrates Images this is a new chapter within BSR Agency, the BSR team is looking forward to offering this new content to our customers “.