Encouraged by my environment I started a Fine Arts study at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, but soon changed to The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague to dedicate my life to the camera by starting a study in photography. After graduation I started traveling all over the world, accompanied by my camera and a backpack. Later I started a parttime study at Fontys School of Arts in Tilburg, to become a teacher in Fine Arts. I am currently working as a freelance photographer, for several clients among which Dutch newspapers BN/DeStem and Brabants Dagblad, Chamber of Commerce South West Brabant, culinary magazine Hap&Tap Magazine and lifestyle magazine Qaviaar Magazine.
Also I am working part time as a teacher in photography at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, The Netherlands, a university in media and design. As a photographer, but also as a teacher, I strive to continue developing myself in the photography field. Keeping myself challenged is one of my main reasons to participate in this workshop. I have practiced various styles of photography, among which fashion, portrait and journalism. Since two years I also started a career as a writing journalist for several magazines. But I continue pushing my limits… Currently I am working on a project on urban photography in London. This master workshop will absolutely contribute to this new exciting challenge. You can describe my style of photography as natural and genuine.