For me a photo starts with an idea. In that sense I'm more of a designer than a photographer. If the idea is perfected, I start thinking about light and composition. Only then I take my camera, leaving some room to look for the perfect expression or pose. And there's always a considerable amount of time in post-production.

Dinner with Dad

'Dinner with Dad' is a play by Lucas de Man for 'Het Zuidelijk Toneel', about fathers and sons.

These two pictures were purchased by the Dutch Ministry of Culture for their national collection, after being exhibited at ‘Revival of Captured Scenes’: an exhibition with 'the 150 best performing arts photos of the last century'.

Date April 2012
Concept Joost de Haas ism Lucas de Man
Photography Joost de Haas

Happy Birthday Mammie

Dutch actors Raymond Thiry en Raymonde de Kuyper for ‘Happy Birthday Mammie’, a play by Moniek Kramer. This photo was nominated for the theatre poster award 2014-2015.

Concept, set design, photography Joost de Haas
Clothing Patricia Lim
Set building Ingrid Govers, Yfke Koolhaas, Joost de Haas
Date December 2014
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Dit is een foto
Nog een foto met testtekst

50 jaar Tryater

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A staged party with (almost) every employee of the Frisian theatre company Tryater, in honor of their 50th anniversary.

Date DECEMBER 2014
Photography JOOST DE HAAS


Photo for 'Rijkemanshuis', an adaptation of the piece by Eugene O'neill by Olivier Diepenhorst.

Concept & glass gluers Nicky de Jong, Joost de Haas
Date Januari 2013

A Tragedy (simplified)

Photo for ‘A Tragedy (simplified), a theatre play by Naomi Velissariou for Frascati Producties.

Concept Naomi Velissariou, Joost de Haas
Date Mei 2013

Hadewych Minis

Just a photo of Dutch Actress Hadewych Minis.

Concept, photo, post-production Joost de Haas
Assistentie / Styling Iris Duvekot
MUAH Erika Nuijten
Date April 2016

Stillevens voor Circus Treurdier

Three photos for in a set of an absurdist play about 'the people' vs 'the elite'

Concept Janne Sterke, Joost de Haas
Styling Janne Sterke, Joost de Haas
Photography, post-production Joost de Haas
Date September 2012

(On the project page Posters you'll find more photography that I did.)