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 offer photography services. 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 enough, 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 I hope to help you on your journey, too.

Gear

I currently shoot with the following gear:

  • Canon 5D Mark IV
  • Sigma 14 mm f/1.8
  • Canon 16-35 mm f/4.0
  • Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8
  • Canon 70-200 mm f/4.0
  • Canon 100-400 mm f/4.0-5.6
  • LEE ND filters (6-stop, 10-stop)
  • LEE Landscape Circular Polariser
  • Gitzo Systematic Tripod GT3543LS

Awards & nominations

  • Commended by the World Photography Organisation in the Sony World Photography Awards, in the category ‘Architecture’ (2018)
  • 2nd prize in the Fine Art Photography Awards, in the category ‘Travel’ (2018)
Fine Art Photography Awards second prize
Amsterdam by night

Organisations I’ve worked with

  • iAmsterdam – Instagram series ‘Amsterdam by night’ (2018)

Disclaimer

All observations and recommendations on this website reflect my own beliefs, opinions, and preferences. If I write about a location I have been invited to visit, I will always provide full disclosure.

There are no hidden promotions on this website or in my social media feeds. That’s my promise to you.

Ultimately, I believe transparency benefits everyone: the people who follow my photos and the partners I work with. After all, trust is a precious thing, and I value it above anything else.

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