500watt is a production company that specializes in high-end photography and video productions.
This usually concerns the development and implementation of campaign and / or image concepts for brands or agencies. In doing so, 500Watt takes care of all aspects of production. We did this for Opel Nederland, Feyenoord, Philips, TUI Netherlands, ING, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Alzheimer Nederland, KWF, Nyenorde Business University, Trek (cycling) and HUB Footwear. 500watt has a fully equipped photography - film studio in the center of Rotterdam (5min walk from CS) which is equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art photo, film and edit equipment. For the necessary input and output during brainstorming sessions and shoots, 500Watt has an extensive network of make-up artists, stylists, designers, models and art directors throughout the country.
500Watt was founded by Casper Rila and Jet van Schie. Casper Rila (1982) is a Rotterdam photographer. After graduating cum laude at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, he obtained his Master Photography at the St. Joost Academy in 2006. In the meantime, he has developed his own style within commercial photography. His work is characterized by the use of a lot of light and special locations. He makes editorial work for, among others, the magazines Esquire, Runnersworld, Quote, Soigneur, Santos and Wired.
In 2005 Jet van Schie (1981) graduated as a visual artist. She photographed, among other things, coded miniatures on children's graves and further explored this theme with series about animal graves and 'forgotten' graves in France, Italy and Belgium. Her series 'Paradise Pernis' for the Power of Rotterdam in 2012 won the Best Series Prize. Jet has been working with Casper Rila for 500Watt since 2009, where she worked for, among others, 010Publishing and Hofpleintheater Rotterdam, Gemeente Rotterdam, various magazines and many fashion designers.