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Brian Megens

Student, Photographer, Social Media Reporter, self employed, Maastricht University in Maastricht Netherlands

Freelance photographer, Social media reporter for Maastricht University. Former: cyclist at Rabobank Continental Cycling Team, dartsplayer. Sports and nutrition freak. Find your talent and develop it, you will open up a whole new world!

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Open a whole new world by exploring and maximising your talents

@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Brian Megens is the living proof that you can achieve a lot more than you've ever thought you could as long as you set your mind to it. He shows this through his personal experience.

When he was 15 years old, he weighed 91 kg and had an unhealthy diet. He played darts and was no.17 in the world (under 18). He decided to stop and start to loose weight. He did this by doing kickboxing, running, going to the gym but especially by keeping a healthy diet. He went to 72 kg and fought two kickbox matches in the ring. When he turned 18 he followed his true passion in sports, cycling. He bought a bike and started racing. Within two years he earned a semi-professional contract and had a body weight of 63 kg. In 2012 he signed for the Rabobank Continental Cycling Team, the under 23 squad of the professional Rabobank team. Everything looked really good at the start of the year and he had a good chance of getting full-professional. However, he suffered injuries and the team stopped due to bad publicity of the sport due to doping. Brian decided that the chances of getting full professional were slim and he took up a new challenge, university studies. He is now a second year bachelor European Studies and Social Media Reporter/Photographer at Maastricht University. In Maastricht he discovered his new passion, photography. This is Brian's story in a nutshell. He doesn't consider himself an extremely talented person, but he is determined and willing to get the best out of himself. His philosophy is: if you really want something and are prepared to fight for it, you can achieve more than you ever could imagine.

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The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

"Too many times, we make judgements on people and situations without knowing anything about them... I decided to do a photography project, which is focusing on people, not the conflict, not the violence."

In The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya from PechaKucha Night Maastricht  Vol. 29, photographer Brian Megens tells the story about his photography project ‘The Other Side of Palestine’. In this project he focuses on life and the people of the West Bank. He made several stories throughout the country. During his stay in Palestine, Brian got intrigued with the kufiya, known in the West as the ‘Arafat scarf’. In his presentation, ‘The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya’ Brian will tell us more about this traditional Arabic product that won his admiration.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 31st, 2016. 

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How to capture a multiple story in a photo

@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

How can the relation that a person has with a book, and a city be captured in a photo? This was the challenge in the photography project that photographer Brian Megens had; creating 20 different portraits of professors, students, staff, and alumni. In his PechaKucha presentation, he tells about the process of including multiple layers of stories in each photo.

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Maastricht @ De Brandweer
May 22, 2017

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Maastricht @ De Brandweer
Feb 29, 2016

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Maastricht @ De Brandweer
Apr 09, 2015