We are Roderick & Marleen

With an urge to explore and a passion for people, it is in our nature to find stories that matter. We find our inspiration right next door, but also in the remote corners of the world. The last years we followed our hearts and the lesser known roads to the Far-East. In our own trusty camper van we made a 50.000 kilometers journey through times and cultures.

On our way we visited projects for NGOs and socially conscious organizations and captured the impact of their work through the personal stories of real people.

To find the essence, we truly dive into a place and its people. We feel at home in different cultures and we thrive in challenging situations. With a backpack full of experience, we are able to offer you more than just photos, videos and text.


Writer / Organizer

Marleen Laverman


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

I could read thousands of articles and watch the news every day, but many times I was not able to truly absorb the meaning of it. More and more I realize: the real understanding comes from within, through my own experience. When I started travelling 15 years ago and got to meet the people and landscapes of this world, I really had the feeling as if I was colorizing my own picture of this world. And now, when I watch the news or read articles it touches me: it is not just about numbers anymore, but about real people.

I want to create that same experience for your audience. In my texts and through our images we invite them to get to know the personal stories of real people.

With 15 years of experience in communication strategy, project management and evaluation research, I have a strong background to help you reach your audience in a unique way.


Connector / Dreamer / Creator

Roderick Polak

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Meeting people, getting to know their story and their perspectives, is what fuels my soul. With a background in research and development, I love to dive into new subjects and techniques and analyze how and why things work. As a photographer and filmmaker, I am able to combine these two passions. It starts with the first meeting with a client: that is the moment we get to know each other. I want to get a feeling for the product or the project. What makes it unique? Together we go from idea to concept.

In the field everything comes together: the connection with the people there, the light, the technique of my camera… These are the most special moments to me.


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