I was born in 1958 and have been working as a freelance photographer since 1983. While my early work was mainly commissioned, most of my recent photographs (a fusion of documentary, landscape and street photography) are presented as autonomous works. They are printed on paper and come without title or context, thus emphasizing that their value lies in the photographs itself, and not in the reality the images were taken from. (See: ink on paper)
In the past, I have worked on a regular basis for the magazine Vrij Nederland and many other printed media, and as an editorial stock and news photographer for photo agency Hollandse Hoogte.
I was commissioned twice by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and made several independent documentary series. The latest, The Skiable Landscape, has recently been exhibited in the Museum Belvedere in Heerenveen, as part of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2012.