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

  • 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’ (2018)
Fine Art Photography Awards second prize

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