My projects


As a result of the photo project "Do we see it sharp?" About illegal migration and its consequences in the country of the Gambia, Ilse feels the need for development work in The third world countries more than ever. There is poverty. There isn’t work for everyone. To survive, people in Africa are looking for creative solutions. Necessity and needs often also makes innovative. Small entrepreneurs try to make something out of it.

With this project she likes to put these small entrepreneurs in the spotlight.  Their source of energy, the will to grow and their passion for craftsmanship is often limited, limited by knowledge, resources and finances.
With our knowledge, materials and finances we can mean a lot to the people in Africa. We can help them in Africa, where their roots lies and they feel at home within their own culture.

She likes to bring these entrepreneurs in contact with the business community in the Netherlands. By bringing them together in a photo, a diptych, they get a glimpse into each other's life.

The differences, similarities and the shared passion for the same profession will arouse curiosity and interest.

Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands are looking for opportunities for sustainable business. Old materials can be repurposed by the diptych. Sharing knowledge also gives the Dutch entrepreneur insight into his own company. Many SMEs have to deal with a high workload and keep on going. There is often no strategic thought, but always worked hard. Having contact and sharing passion with an entrepreneur from a developing country will help the entrepreneur to look differently at his own company. They will learn to see  things into another perspective, to set priorities and to learn to make conscious choices that matter in life. It will enrich the entrepreneur.

Being personally involved with a good cause gives a lot of satisfaction, a socially important element. The diptych makes it possible to tell the story to the employees and the customers. Passion connects A world in development. Ongoing project.

Photography by Ilse Jutstra

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My identity and origin can be found in these portfolios. In my younger years I loved drawing and painting. The great masters in Dutch painting that we all know as a Rembrand and Vermeer are symbols of our culture. Today they inspire me for my photography and I create timeless portraits.

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Under constructions.
ongoing long-term project will start soon.

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What about us.. dreaming.

i dream to become a docter, 

i dream to be a teacher,

i dream to become a lawyer,

i dream to study in the city,

i dream to get married,

i dream to go to school,

i want to help my parents,

but sometimes dreams come true..

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Toilet secrets of an adolescent

a look behind closed doors of the life of an adolescent
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Everyday life Gambia / documentair

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IMAGE BY ILSE Zwanger & Zo

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IMAGE BY ILSE Liefde & Trouwen

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IMAGE BY ILSE Afscheid/ Uitvaart

Waarom foto's van de uitvaart?

Wanneer we aan afscheid nemen denken, doet dat pijn. Niet iets waar je dan foto’s van wil, is de eerste reactie vaak. Begrijpelijk, maar toch zou ik jullie de liefdevolle momenten willen laten beleven die er zijn tijdens het afscheid, op een gepaste manier.

Een periode van afscheid gaat namelijk vaak voorbij in een roes. Vele ontroerende momenten, die u vaak niet waarneemt, geven later vaak troost. Die ene arm om uw schouder.. De mensen die belangrijk waren in het leven van je geliefde .. De warmte van iedereen op een kille dag. U kunt er dan later in alle rust op terug kijken. Het helpt u met het rouwproces.

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Ook voor kinderen, als deze al op jonge leeftijd afscheid moeten nemen van een dierbare. Voor hen is het fijn om, als ze ouder en bewuster in het leven staan, deze foto’s te kunnen bekijken als een tastbare herinnering.

Denk ook aan ieder die er niet bij kon zijn, samen terug kijken naar de foto’s geeft ook verbinding en troost. Vaak zo waardevol.


Als afscheidsfotograaf blijf ik zoveel mogelijk op de achtergrond. En fotografeer ik de sfeer van de dag. De nadruk ligt voor mij op de liefde. De mooiste beelden verzamel ik voor jullie in een tastbaar fotoalbum. Enkele weken na de begrafenis ontvangt u een mooi bewaar album.

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IMAGE BY ILSE Studio portretten

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IMAGE BY ILSE Zakelijk portret

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I am honored that you take some time to look around on my website. I hope you've enjoyed! A part of my own free work i show online at this site. Are you interested in more work or do you want to collaborate? Please contact me. Send a mail to: foto@imageby-ilse.nl

Ilse Jutstra-Vos is a image maker, a young talent in photography. She recently graduated at the university of applied photography in the Netherlands. After being graduated at Cibap vocational school for imagination, she worked several year as a commercial window decorator. Making beautiful esthete images that lead to purchases was her talent. Nowadays she is very popular as an independent photographer.  Portraits, Fine art, Weddings, Funerals and Business photography you are at the right place. 

Ilse lives in the Netherlands in a small town Hoogeveen. She lives there with her husband and her 3 children. In her thirties, Ilse made the conscious choice to follow the development of her children closely. In addition, her development has not stopped during the many trips she has made. The connection with other cultures has enriched Ilse in her being what she radiates in her creative works. She loves traveling and her intrest in other cultures is growing. Making contact with people and listing to their stories, it enriches her. Sometimes stories are underexposed but she feels the need to tell their stories. Through the eye of the camera she translates these stories. 

The dutch university of applied photography nominated her work for the Keep an Eye Award. Which resulted in winning the audience award. Besides an honorable prize she also got the chance to exhibit on the WorldPressPhoto in Rotterdam 19 -01-19 till 10-02-19.

For commercial photography you can see more work at www.imageby-ilse.nl 

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