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About Leon Schröder

Leon Schröder

From P.E. teacher to photographer

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the little Leon

In February 1962 I was born in de Sonoystraat in The Hague.

I went through primary and secondary school without many problems and from the age of thirteen I mainly focused on my sport: rugby at HRC,   the Haagse Rugby Club. I had a terrific time there. It has taught me a lot and it has largely shaped ‘the current Leon’.
After high school I went to the HALO on the Laan van Poot. I’ve always wanted to be a gym teacher. In 1986 I started teaching at the Dutch Lyceum and the Zuid-Walland School.

Haagse Rugby Club logo

During a summer holiday I met the woman I married 8 years later in Scotland. We have 3 children and now two grandchildren.  

When I was still in secondary school I was already experimenting with photography, at that time still analog of course.  It’s only recently that I’ve made it my profession. 

In 2017 I obtained my Masters in Photography at the Staffordshire University in England and I work as a photography teacher at the Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Academy of Image Creation (Fotovakschool).

Staffordshire University

I have my own small photo studio in The Hague (Bink36.nl) where I like to make autonomous work and occasionally shoot commissioned work.

www.leonschroder.nl

My motto and advice to young people would be, 'Do and make what you like and be good to others'.

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