About

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.

 Photo by Damon Charles

Photo by Damon Charles

AFFILIATIONS /


Mind over Mountain
Create Health
Bristol Media
Bristol Filmmakers Society
Make A Place
Pixillion

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AWARDS /


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
Honda
Facebook Workplace
Dyson
Branston Pickles
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Majesto
Soccer Bible
Storm Models
The Wire
Observer Magazine
Penguin Random House
Triodos Bank
IFS / Microsoft
Balance Me Natural Skin Care
Ovo Energy
Vype
Bristol 24/7
Soil Association
London Plus
Innovate UK
Cornish Orchards
The Ethicurean
At Bristol Science Centre
English Heritage
West of England Design Forum
Environment Agency
English Touring Theatre
City of Bristol College
The Design Programme


AERIAL FOOTAGE /

I hold a CAA approved PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) for drone operations.

 

 

British Frozen Food Federation
YoBike
Exeter Insurance
Brown in Town
Gingersnap Models
Dickies
Bike Channel
National Trust
Clink Clink
Cowshed Restaurant
The Macular Society
The Collector Vermouth
Macquarie Bank International
Social Media Week
Icon Films
Bright Events
Ghyston
Vulpine
Bellenden Public Relations
Proper Cornish
William Golding Ltd
Fusion Students
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
Star Legal
Monkton Combe School
Spoke London
Bristol Cocktail Week
Penny Brohn UK
Vision Conference
Armed Forces Education Trust


FEATURED /

Together & Sunspell
Inkygoodness
5 to 9


Biography

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. I went freelance in 2017.

 Photo: Jesus Gomez Albiach

Photo: Jesus Gomez Albiach

Photography

With my background as creative director of digital design agency Pixillion, I bring vision and strategy into all my work, pushing the creative boundaries at every opportunity. As such, be it a brand, an agency or an individual, I understand what makes a great immersive campaign, and know how to produce authentic brand stories that move audiences.

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Photo: Kasia Kiliszek

My photography focuses on portraiture, fashion and (active) lifestyle.

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

 Photo: Alan Colville

Photo: Alan Colville


My aerial work is shot with a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum (under a CAA approved PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations).


 Photo: Joe Ruddock

Photo: Joe Ruddock

Films

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.

There's an interview with me on Together & Sunspell if you'd like to find out more about me, how I work and why I do what I do.

If you are after a meaningful and authentic brand story, I'd love to hear from you.

 Photo: Mike Groom

Photo: Mike Groom

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