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)
  • Selected photographer in the dotART Urban Photography Awards, in the categories ‘Architecture and Urban Geometries’, ‘Transport’, and ‘Urban Art’ (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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