Born (1958) and raised in the south of The Netherlands, I seriously started
making photographs at the age of 16 supported through a
camera-birthday-gift from my grandfather. Although
I liked photographing very much I neither had the opportunities nor the
money in those first years to further experience with it and develop my
skills, so it stayed at the level of -beautiful- "holiday snapshots".
My education as a food technologist at Wageningen University proofed a solid base for a fullfilling career and photography went to the background, but was never forgotten.
Around my 50th birthday I bought my first (and right away digital) SLR camera and I
discovered the fun of photography for the second time. But ... "only"
taking beautiful pictures did not satisfy me. That's why I started in
2016 with the 3-year Photographic Design program at the Fotovakschool. And
there I discovered the boundless creative possibilties of photography
in combination with image
editing. A new future was and still is opening.... After the first 2
years of the schoolprogram I decided to take private lessons for my
The results of my photographic discoveries and my growth/development in making images can be found on this website.