My story

I have been an observer for as long as I remember. Born as the son of an English father and a Dutch mother, I grew up in The Netherlands. After graduating in psychology at the University of Leiden and briefly working as a journalist in Australia, I switched careers to marketing communications. I currently work as a senior global content editor at Philips. Next to that, I am an avid travel photographer. I live in Amsterdam, although I prefer to be up in the air, heading for new destinations. Language was my first love. Then I discovered photography. Now I am combining both. My passion has always remained the same: sharing stories. Because if you observe closely, there’s always more than meets the eye.

My mission

I believe that every photo has the potential to tell a story. The story of a place you’ve never seen in a certain light before, or the story of another culture. I try to tell that story. By searching for the beauty in the mundane. By looking for the emotion in a specific moment. And by going the extra mile to get the details right – whether that means getting up at 4 a.m. to shoot the sunrise, or going back to the same place five times to get the result I want. It’s a bit crazy. Sometimes it can make you feel immensely lonely and frustrated. But that’s part of the journey of any photographer. With everything I share, I invite you to be part of that journey – and if you’re looking to improve your own photography skills, I hope to help you on your journey too.

Awards & recognition

  • 2019 Prix de la Photographie de Paris – Bronze award in the category ‘Nature/Earth’
  • 2018 Fine Art Photography Awards – Second prize in the category ‘Travel’
  • 2018 Urban Photo Awards – Third prize in the category ‘Transport’
  • 2018 Sony World Photography Awards – Commended in the category ‘Architecture’
  • 2018 International Photography Awards – Honourable mentions in the categories ‘Cityscapes’, ‘Fine Art Abstract’ and ‘Sunsets’

Published work

  • Urban: Unveils the city and its secrets, vol 4 (2018)
    Featured with selected work
  • Lighting: Illumination in architecture, vol 50 issue 3 (2018)
    Featured with selected work
Fine Art Photography Awards second prize