Welcome at Pyano!

Self-portrait Paul van Norden

PYANO is the website of Paul van Norden. I am a hobby-photographer and freelance speaker.

In PYANO I like to show you my best pictures, and hopefully in the future my best sermons as well!


My favorite photographers are Henri Cartier Bresson, Eva Besnyö, Vivian Maier, Ed van der Elsken, and many others! Taking photos of people is one of my main themes. I think because of the unexpected moments, the ‘impromptus’, the candid-like approach. Precious moments that never come back, just taken at the right moment. “The Decisive Moment” as Henri Cartier Bresson called it. That’s the challenge before me!

In 2008 a workshop about photography by Gijs Dijkgraaf me a great boost. Thanks, Gijs! 

Later on I followed another course on Portrait photography. I like playing with light and shadow. Since I start now a new website, I will also start afresh with my portrait portfolio. 

My faith is very important for me. Jesus has influenced my life greatly, and He still does so every day! I hope to tell you more about that!

Hope you enjoy yourself at my website!

Paul van Norden

P.s.: do you know the book “A Camera, Two Kids, And A Camel: My Journey In Photographs” by National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt. The stories behind her breathtaking pictures made me smile and thinking: “I wished I could take these pictures!”

Why Pyano?

Pyano comes from: Paul & Yolanda van Norden. 

And by the way…playing the piano is one of my hobbies!