I love traveling. I find my subject both inside and out in nature. Light is always my first point of focus. "Stopping here I let my eyes wander.....the images sediments of light." Whether I use my I-phone, my Hasselblad or one of my pinhole camera's light always plays the leading role. It is this love for simple authenticity and beauty that remains the driving force behind all my work.
I am a photographic autodidact. After a multi-faceted life in several sectors of the economy, I visited Art School from 1998-2004, graduating as a painter. For my first series of images from Karelia, NW Russia I received in New York the in the photography community highly regarded LUCIE AWARD for the New Discovery 2004. Other series were also rewarded with several national and international photography prizes.
I am best known for my photographs of the Chinese interiors, published in the Hatje Cantz book 'Red Roses Yellow Rain'. I made these images during my extensive travels along the borders of China from 2005-2010. Since 2012 I experiment with several pinhole camera's and different ways of analog printing the images, printing the color neg on top of the b/w neg of the same motive. I used this technique for the series 'Walking through time", Japan 2013-2015, 'Transfinite E.T.' ,Eastern Tibet 2016 and 'Urban Poetry', the newest financial district of Amsterdam, 2016. My latest work 'Accidental Enchantments', Europe 2016-2017, I published myself in the form of an experimental cahier, designed by Claudia Gravestijn. More about both books under the separate heading.
As daily practice I make extensive photographic uses of my I-phone. These images are only published on FaceBook and Instagram.