Petra van Raaij is a Hamburg based fashion photographer, originally from the Netherlands. She first discovered her passion for photography while studying fashion design, at the School of Arts in Maastricht. After that, Petra enrolled as a successful free-lance make-up artist, working all over the world.
It was Petra’s first visit to Cape Town, on a make-up assignment, in 1999, that would inspire her to turn to photography. Her images show a great sensitivity and have a feminine, very sensual feel. Petra now shoots Internationally and specializes in beauty, parfum and lingerie. Preferring to shoot on location with natural light, she lives 4 month’s a year in Cape Town.
She has done editorials for magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, Gala, Glamour, Seventeen, Mirage, GQ, FHM and many more.
Here’s some of her great work:
Check out the rest of great work here.