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 he began pursuing his passion for photography professionally and 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 neutral density filters up to 16 stops to achieve exposure times of over 4 minutes in bright daylight.
Ivo is a member of the Lowcountry Artists Gallery in Charleston where he has work on display. Other venues where his work can be seen include MISC-Everything Murrells Inlet and the Seacoast Artist Gallery in Myrtle Beach.