Maaike Luijten is a professional photographer. She does a wide variety of photo shoots with her company Moments by Maaike. As a result, there is a lot of variation in her working weeks. An example of a workweek: Monday 3 DUO-SHOOTS, Tuesday and Thursday company shoots, Friday a wedding to be photographed and on Saturday taking photos for the newspaper on behalf of the municipality of Diemen, her hometown. A speciality of Maaike is making Duo shoots (DUO-SHOOTS.IM), which she makes together with her colleague Ivanildo Schmeltz, who by the way, like Maaike, also owns a WANDRD bag. Maaike says: "I prefer to photograph when people are at their purest; like at a wedding, but also at a farewell (funeral); so valuable for the bereaved."
People who encounter Maaike in Diemen or Amsterdam during her photographic work always see her with her WANDRD - PRVKE Light on her back. Just after the first Corona lockdown in March 2020, Maaike made a very special book with her bag: AMSTERDAM Vol Leegte (Amsterdam Full of Emptiness). A book with very special photos of an empty Amsterdam. An image that we will hopefully not see again in real life anytime soon, but a unique situation that has led to the beautiful photos in the book. The angle at which the photos were taken is particularly special. Maaike therefore did not shy away from any means to get the shot she wanted. For example, she arranged and climbed a ladder truck from the fire brigade to take photos from a great height. And then a fine bag like the PRVKE Light is no luxury.
"When I shoot, I always have my beautiful WANDRD bag with me. It is such an incredibly fine bag. The bag has many storage options, is compact, waterproof, sturdy and has a cool design... for me no other."