Crossing a bridge in Cambodia

Welcome to Michael Klinkhamer photography

All my life I have been fascinated by images. As a photographer, I make portraits and reportages for the well-known “glossy” and opinion magazines. I also apply my craftsmanship as a photographer for the most stunning cars and work for the most beautiful car magazines (a.o. Carros and ‘auto motor & sport’). I also deliver publicity photos and videos directly to the best car brands. (a.o. Porsche-Audi-Maserati-MG)

In recent years I have been mainly active in Southeast Asia with my photography workshops and photo tour company.

Fantastic photo experiences in Phnom Penh and at Angkor Wat. Working with other photographers from all over the world who hired me for a unique Cambodia experience through the lens.

In Cambodia, I regularly make videos and photography for NGOs such as Kinderpostzegels and Oxfam-Novib. Portraits and street photography and making special photo reports have my focus there in Asia.

I’m always looking for an image that touches the eye, and in particular ‘the moment’ plays an important role in this. Every image must have a story in which the beauty is inside. Filters obscure the truth. I love real and pure. That’s how life is. That’s how I am.


Reportage Photography

Discovering and telling stories through reportage photography is my passion. About that famous or undiscovered artist or about a special population group in Cambodia or the Aborigines in Australia.

Making portraits is my profession. I highlight what deserves light and attention and always look for hidden layers in the subject or person in order to show them to their full potential without a filter.

I write about that and look for unique people and stories. With my photos and text, I combine that into a wonderful read and watch story. I’ve made many wonderful travel photo stories in Cambodia. But also inspiring interviews with international figures such as photographer Peter Beard, artist Jan Cremer, painter Peter Klashorst, architect Daniel Libeskind, etc.

Here at I publish and exclusively share my photos and stories and here you can regularly follow my new special projects.

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Street photography

With studio photography you are sculpting a new reality. I myself prefer to capture what exists or arises spontaneously. That’s why I can wander the streets for hours until just that one ray of sunshine indicates an unforgettable moment. That can also be a raindrop or falling leaves. As long as it attracts my attention and something original arises.

The coolest Mercedes Benz in Amsterdam

This has also led me to organise various photo tours in the Netherlands and Cambodia. 1 on 1 or in a group I show the way to places where buildings or objects come to life and people, animals or nature stand still for a while.

Foto tours Cambodia

In 2010 I received some very nice assignments in Cambodia and Korea. I liked life there very much as a photographer and I saw a lot of possibilities.

In 2013, I decided to move permanently to my home town of Phnom Penh. I was captivated by the culture, the traditions, the people and the landscape.

That is why I organise photo tours to the slums of Phnom Penh, the world heritage Angkor Wat and the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Read more about photo tours in Cambodia here.

Foto tour The Netherlands

Amsterdam is my hometown and a few months a year I stroll along the canals, the old town, the Jordaan and of course around the river IJ where a whole new world comes into being. Here the old history of Amsterdam is slowly being replaced by a new generation of artists and free-spirited people who give the city a 21st century colour. Read more about photo tours in the Netherlands here.


I am fascinated by every person. As a photographer I have always been curious and people always have a story. If I can capture that story in images, my photo is a success. Once behind the camera I want to burn that one moment of sadness, happiness, anger or passion into my lens.

Jan Cremer
Maarten van Rossum
Peter Post

Whether you are scarred by life or satiated with happiness, it doesn’t matter to me. Pureness is beautiful and authenticity must be immortalized. On film or digitally. Black and white or full of color. Each portrait is unique and stands on its own.

About me – Michael Klinkhamer

I am a romantic rebel living in a world full of images and stories. Sometimes I don’t seem to have outgrown the aftermath of the hippie era and other times I seem to stun in disbelief what suffering this world brings about. Without prejudice I record what is there and with a clear opinion I defend my moral compass in word and image.