Born in Amsterdam, Kingma began his professional film career as a projectionist. He followed this stepping stone by working as a production assistant on several films. After working on Robert Altman’s Vincent & Theo, Kingma moved to Hollywood, California, to further pursue his craft in 1989. In his 20 years as an HFPA member, he has represented publications in The Netherlands, Germany and Australia as a staff photographer. His work is represented worldwide by London-based agency REX Features Ltd.
Theo Kingma has served two terms as President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.