I was born in Amsterdam on January 3rd 1971, I think i was captured by the magic of Photography at an early age helping my father in his darkroom.At the age of 10 my father bought me my first camera,a Practica with whom I shot birds.
After finishing high school I had several jobs,one of which was making portraits at Madame Tussaud.The visitors could choose between a shot alongside Benny Hill or Arnold Schwarzenegger - most of them going for Benny Hill.In 1994,I began evening classes at the Royal Academy of fine Arts in the Hague,while during the day I was assisting various photographers.Since graduating in 1999 I made a lot of photos.
CLIENT LIST :
commercial :Achmea, Essent , BEN , Vodaphone , Randstad ,Nationale Nederlanden , Hertz , Fortis ,Umbro, Postbank ,NIB capital , Museum Jaarkaart , Glaxo Chemicals ,ABN-Amro,Campina,National Dutch Ballet ,Filmmuseum, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Het Net,Pluimen,NUON, Post-NL,PGGM,RAET,Yuki,Pluimen,LG-Telefonie,KPN,Sara-Lee,Reggefiber,VNU,National Vacature Bank,Makro,Plus-Eredivisie
editorial : CARP, Volkskrant , hp de Tijd , MAN ,Squeeze,Avenue,Flying Dutchman , Slam, Strictly ,Volkskrant Magazine , Vrij Nederland , Marie Claire , ELLe ,DerSpiegel , ADDICT , GQ-USA , POL-OXYGEN,Muzeumcafé Hungary,Forbes Spain,De Morgen,Art-magazine Germany,het Parool
1994 -1999 Royal Academy of Fine Arts – The Hague
GRANTS / AWARDS:
2012 Dutch National Portrait award / Nominated
2001/2002 11th Photography annual of the Netherlands / Nominated
2000/2001 10th Photography annual of the Netherlands / Nominated
1999/2000 9th Photography annual of the Netherlands / Silver and Merit
1998/1999 8th Photography annual of the Netherlands / Nominated
AUTONOMOUS WORK / EXHIBITIONS:
16 Maart t/m 23 mei 2015 Exhibition 'Jansje in Nepal ' de Gang in Haarlem
for Jansje in Haarlem my friend, photographer and filmer Theo Captein and myself went to Nepal to document the craftsmanship and work process of fair trade products in Nepal,This we did in behalf of fair trade organisation Jansje.
Mei/Juni 2011 Group Exhhibition Mennonites Mennonites ‘De Gang’ Haarlem
Nov 2008 -Feb 2009 Exhibition ‘ terug naar Pakantan’ in de Gang Haarlem
Aug/sept 2008 Revisit the’Pakantan’ valley in Sumatra/Indonesia for a period of three weeks, where a Dutch Baptist missionary shot images of the local populace exactly 100 years ago.
2007 Exhibition Eyecatcher in The Music Theatre Amsterdam The Face of The National Dutch Ballet ,
Photofestival Naarden“Buy Me” billboard on Naarden Wall
2005/2006 Groupshow FOAM Museum van Loon with Simon Wheatley and Justin Jin
2004 Groupshow NEL “ Me myself and Eye” Amsterdam The Netherlands
2002 Groupshow NEL in the Arena Amsterdam The NetherlandsGroupshow
Groupshow PANL during Photofestival of Naarden The Netherlands
Groupshow “ Foam in the Park”
2001 Groupshow PANL during Photofestival of Naarden/ The Netherlands
Groupshow PANLin PortugalClube de criativos de Portugal
2000 Groupshow‘Swearing” The Warehouse London in cooperation with agency KesselsKramer
1999 Groupshow“ selected work from finalwork Royal Academy of Arts………. The Hague The Netherlands