Life atop the DJ Mag Top 100 can be a trip, but try doing it twice. Most people will never know what it's like to be a whirlwind across the globe, to try to find peace among the chaos of super stardom, to stare out so many windows across so many countries, all the while pushing oneself to do better, create more, and spread the love.
Hardwell is one man who knows intimately the life of an A-lister, and thanks to his friend and photographer Joep van Aert, you can catch a glimpse inside. Aert proudly announces his portrait book 2 Years as One, a visual exploration of the Dutch DJ's journey through a massive peak.
See Hardwell on stage, on the road, with his family and friends. He works hard, he plays hard, and he drops it hard. He's Hardwell, after all.
"2 Years as One" is available for preorder online. Paperback editions run €29.95 ($32.21), and hardcover special editions are available for €89 ($95.71). Check some sneak peeks of the pics below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.