About me

I am Marcel van Balken, a photographer in the Netherlands.
Honours: MFIAP * EFIAP/d3 * MPSA * BMK * T-FB * RISF-3 * ELDAF * HonFKU

Favourite techniques: altered reality, surrealism
Favourite subjects: citylife, urbex, people, statues, movements

All my photos were taken and photographed by myself (copyright Marcel van Balken ©). No photo is made by AI.

Marcel van Balken is a conceptual photographer from the Netherlands. As a photographer he is interested in specific themes with an absolute preference for fine art, architectural and creative photography. His photography has been published all over the world and over the past years he won more than 1.250 international photography awards from different competitions and photosalons all over the world, including Prix de la Photographie Paris, Siena International Photo Award, International Color Awards. His photographs have been exhibited in e.g. Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York, Berlin and many more.

I’am a member of  the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographiquejoined (FIAP) since 1989.
In 2019 I received the title of EFIAP/d3 (Excellence Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique DIAMOND3) and MFIAP (MASTER Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique).

I joined the PSA in 2006. In 2018 I received the ‘Master’ distinction (MPSA) and the title of ‘Excellence’ (EPSA) in 2011.

PSA EPSA Gallery