Ron Gessel lives and works in Amsterdam. He trained in graphic design in Utrecht in the Netherlands, then began a long career as an artistic director for renowned advertising agencies. He taught himself photography and travelled extensively, guided by his emotions and a great sense of spontaneity. He captures his images directly in the street, with his camera and wide-angle lens always in hand. In 2012, he received the prestigious PANL Award, presented by the Dutch Association of advertising, print and fashion photographers.