My name is Remco Merbis. I’m a freelance filmmaker AND photographer. I was born in The Netherlands and moved to the UK in 2004. I've been a self-employed creative since 1999. I create content at Pixillion and I'm the co-founder and editor of Make a place.

Photo by Damon Charles

Photo by Damon Charles


Bristol Media
Bristol Filmmakers Society
Make A Place



Vimeo Staff Pick
Lovie Award
Webby Awards Honoree
Media Innovation Award
RAD Award
The Communicator Award
Davey Awards
W3 Awards

i've shot for /

Harper’s Bazaar / Town & Country
Asics Onitsuka Tiger
Branston Pickles
Storm Models
The Wire
Observer Magazine
Penguin Random House
Triodos Bank
IFS / Microsoft
Balance Me Natural Skin Care
Ovo Energy
Bristol 24/7
Soil Association
Innovate UK
The Ethicurean
At Bristol Science Centre
English Heritage
West of England Design Forum
Environment Agency
City of Bristol College
The Design Programme
Vision Conference



Exeter Insurance
Brown in Town
Gingersnap Models
Bike Channel
National Trust
Clink Clink
Cowshed Restaurant
The Macular Society
The Collector Vermouth
Macquarie Bank International
Social Media Week
Icon Films
Bright Events
Positive Studio
Bellenden Public Relations
William Golding Ltd
Fusion Students
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
Star Legal
Monkton Combe School
Spoke London
Bristol Cocktail Week
Penny Brohn UK


I am a self-shooting director and photographer. This is my blog and portfolio.

I have been working as a full-time self-employed creative since 1999, mainly as the founder and creative director of award-winning agency Pixillion.


Besides shooting commercial work for brands, agencies and individuals, I specialise in portraiture and fashion with a lifestyle flavour.

Most of my work on this site is shot with a Canon 5D and a set of Canon lenses. I process images in Adobe Camera Raw, usually from one or two presets that I developed with one of the VSCO films as a basis.

I'm a member of the Royal Photographic Society and co-founder and editor of photo journalism site Make-A-Place


I produce, direct and edit films of my own and for brands. My film work ranges from non-fiction digital content to commercials, narrative shorts, promos, branded content, TV programmes and music videos. Whatever the project, I’m always aiming to produce something cinematic and unique that connects with people on an emotional level.

If you have a project in mind, please get in touch.

Remco was and still is a joy to work with - he has since become Brown in Town’s official photographer. He is unnervingly calm and laid back, not to mention focused. This focus produces superb images, which have for several years portrayed the essence of our brand.
— David Minns, owner, Brown in Town