Hamburg - Cape Town: Petra Van Raaij

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. Petra then enrolled as a successful freelance make-up artist, working all over the world.

It was Petra’s visit to Cape Town, in the spring of 1995, that would inspire her to turn to photography. Her images show a great sensitivity and have a feminine, sensual feel. Petra now shoots internationally and specialises in beauty and lingerie. Preferring to shoot on location with natural light, she lives 4 month's a year in Cape Town.

Her recent job was for Cosmopolitan Finland (April edition).

Petra van Raaij is represented by kombinatrotweiss.

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