Ivo Kerssemakers was born in the Netherlands and raised in Amsterdam, where he started a software business. In 1997 he moved to the United States and continued to work as a software developer, where he lived in places such as Knoxville, TN, Schenectady, NY, Virginia Beach, VA before settling in Murrells Inlet, SC.
In 2015 Ivo began pursuing his passion for photography professionally and he has since won multiple awards for his work. His signature work consists of black and white, long-exposure photography, with an emphasis on clean, surrealistic, minimalist type imagery
Ivo creates this effect in his photographs by using a long exposure technique, where he uses heavy neutral density filters to achieve exposure times of over 4 minutes in bright daylight.
October 2016, 1st place in the Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried show: Small Works 2016.
September 25th 2016, 3rd place in the 41st Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts festival, Huntington Beach, South Carolina
May 2016 - Emerging Artist Grant at the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts show in Charleston SC.
April 2016, participated in Artfields 2016 with my piece "London"
April 28 - May 26 2016 - Honorable mention in the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition hosted by the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
April 2016 - 1st place in the Seacoast Artist Guild First Annual Photography and Digital Art Show, hosted in the Seacoast Artists Gallery at Market Commons, Myrtle Beach, SC