Born as Rutger Geerling, the photographer also known as “Rudgr.com” is from the Netherlands and has covered the biggest EDM festivals and club gigs in the world. His massive portfolio is only a testament to his photography skills, and photographers look up to him as a father figure in the world of EDM photography.


“What started out as taking pictures for fun, during a very boring Masters study, turned into scuba-diving with sharks, having snowboarders miss me by inches (sometimes not), standing between 30.000 raving people or climbing active volcanoes while seeing the furthermost corners of the earth. The choice of doing what I loved instead of what I learned was the best decision I ever made. This is living life to the fullest” – Rutger

Rutger is mostly known for his work in the dance music industry, serving as worldwide lead photographer for festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival. He has worked with many of the world’s number top DJ’s like Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, DVLM and Afrojack. His 2015 book on 20 years of dance music photography got rewarded the prestigious Dutch Pop Media Award and he currently represents Canon as one of the few Canon Influencers.


Outside the dance music industry his many clients (past and present) include: National Geographic, Heineken, Bacardi-Martini, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Unilever and Getty Images.