Becoming who you are is a vulnerable process. In this journey you will be confronted with your assumptions and belief system and you will identify your strengths and weaknesses. You have to look your fears and uncertainties in the eye. Sometimes you will rather hide for yourself. It’s like Nelson Mandela beautifully said:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be. (…) There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine (…).”
I’m fascinated by who people “really” are and how they became who they are. I’m interested in their drivers, their story. And always curious about what is behind and the way forward.
After 18 successful years ago as an entrepreneur in communication and marketing I started my own personal journey; searching for my talents and passion. I discovered that photography gives me another more positive energy, than just “doing my job”. Nothing is too much. Now I know what working in a flow means. I can’t stop. Doing this what I like most, also feels vulnerable. Because when am I successful? And good enough, in my own eyes?
Since 2011 I’m active as a professional photographer and I succeeded the Foto Academie in 2016.