Photo Essay: Paul Bellaart in Makkum

World-renowned fashion photographer Paul Bellaart is an avid boat lover, so we didn’t have to think twice about who should capture the Bestevaer 53 Motor Yacht. Thankfully, he didn’t have to think twice either. We asked mr. Bellaart to not only photograph the yacht in all its glory but also commissioned a photo essay with the freedom to follow his inspiration. The result is a sensory and atmospheric exploration of the elements that make up the Bestevaer experience.

“The Bestevaer captivated me as much as the models I usually photograph. It is a sublime ship, I was instantly smitten.” 

Photography is more about connecting with the subject than the connection with the camera. Paul instantly connects with people if you put them in front of the camera. Below you can see some of the portraits he shot of the KM Yachtbuilders staff in Makkum.