Jimmy van Drunen

I am an enthusiast, driven and passionate professional photographer. My passion for aviation began at a young age. It all started with visiting the local airbase, Gilze-Rijen (The Netherlands) and building plastic model airplane kits. After buying my first camera, a 4 megapixel Fujifilm camera, at the age of 15 my hobby really took off. I brought it to the airbase almost every day during the holidays to watch the military helicopters and other visiting aircraft, day in day out.

A passionate aviation photographer was born.

Besides my daily office job in the area of Tilburg I focus on my career as an aviation photographer. Over the years I’ve been expanding my gear to include multiple cameras and lenses for all kinds of photography. For aviation photography I primarily use my Canon R5 body, Canon 70-200 RF 2.8,
Canon 100-400mm MKII, Canon 24-105mm MKII,
back-up Canon 7D MKII camera body and the GoPro Hero 10.

With over 16 years of aviation photography experience I’ve been to many air shows around Europe and visited all kinds of air bases around the world. Since the year 2014 I’ve been focusing on Air-to-Air photoshoots with both fixed wing and rotorcraft, civilian and military.

My photos are often used in national and international magazines and other kinds of prints such as: advertisements, wall prints, newspapers and many more.

Currently I’m looking for new assignments, so feel free to contact me if you need high quality photos or magazine coverage for your aircraft.

Contact me at JimmyvanDrunen@gmail.com and we’ll discuss the possibilities.

Hope to meet you during a next shoot!
Jimmy van Drunen