I was born in the northern Netherlands, and started with photography in 1986. I prefer to work with natural light as much as possible, so whenever the light is "good", you can find me outdoors with my camera. Even though I try not to specialize, I like nature, animal, landscape, night photography, as well as a little bit of city dwelling. Although I really like other styles, like street photography or studio work, its not really something I pursue to do myself. Since the 1980s, I've had my share of cameras and lenses. Including a Fujica ST605n SLR, and a Pentax Spotmatic. All fully manual cameras. In the early 2000s, I switched to Nikon. Initially, I had and old F3, but switched to digital in 2008, when I bought the D300. As of last year, the D300, is supplemented by a D3, which I took over from a professional sports photographer in the the Netherlands.
I recently moved to Ghent, Belgium, for job reasons. The new surroundings here inspire me. In addition, I love to travel, so I'm also into finding new locations. The travel bug has brought me to all seven continents, including Antarctica.