Up till 2004 I was not active in photography. Born in 1952 I grew up in the Netherlands and pursued a career in the hospitality and international sales industry after finishing my studies in Hotelmanagement (The Hague, 1974). Whether it was a mid life crisis or something else, but in my early fifties I felt the need to be creative. As I am a hard core realist I chose photography: picturing the world, things, people as they appear for my camera. At first I started with fashion photography, creating pictures in a controlled setting. But soon I took my camera with me out in the open.
I love to picture people as they are. Whether it is people celebrating Carnival or enjoying themselves at a wedding.
And it is a great challenge to catch the characteristics of a building, bridge or other manmade structure. It is now five years that I enjoy making pictures.
I left for Curacao (Netherlands Antilles) on May 3rd in 2008...
In the meantime I have started as a photographer on this small, but beautiful Island. My aim is to catch the big and small moments during a wedding, a touch, a smile. Modeling photography, business presentations, events, it is all in my portfolio since I live here.
In my little spare time I am a freelance teacher at SAP which is "Stichting Antilliaans Perspectief".(Now transformed to Fundashon Perspektiva Pais Korsou (FPPK). It's a foundation who teaches and helps the local young talented people with an education in Horeca. Those young people get a second chance after being a so called "drop-out".
To be continued.....