Born in 1966 in Almelo in The Netherlands, son of a vicar in a family with 4 sisters. At the end of the secondary school I decided to dedicate myself to graphic design, but after a year in the ‘Free Academy of Arts’ I finally was more attracted by photography. A training at a newspaper orientated me more towards ‘staged photography’.
In 1990, I had the opportunity to work for a studio called Picture Report, which were specialized in corporate photography. This experience made me realize I wanted to extend my horizons. So I went to London to take my chance. This period convinced myself to start as a freelance.
So, in 1991, I set up a studio with my friend and photographer Erno Wientjens in Rotterdam. For 5 years I was into studio photography while Erno was more doing the portraits.
In 1996 we split up to dedicate ourselves to our own specialties but more and more I became convinced about the fact I wanted to photograph people on location. I started to travel a lot and
nowadays I share myself between film and advertising and editorial photography.
Beside this commercial film and photography I like to explore more fields through my personal work.