Aernout Overbeeke is a professional photographer, who was born in May 17, 1951 in the Netherlands. Taught himself History of Art at the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Being expelled from high school made focussing on photography possible. Assisted Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken for one year.
Began his career in 1971 as a fashion photographer and continued as a commercial photographer in 1981. His first big campaigns came in 1983. Within two years clients, companies and agencies from all over the world knew where to find him.
Started directing film commercials in 1996. Travelled America, Asia, Australia and so many other places. Works for many international magazines like Conde Nast Traveler, NY Times Magazine, House & Garden etc.