About me

As a professional photographer I’m interested in people and their behaviour in daily life. My field of work started shooting night life in my home town Den Haag, also taking photo’s at pop and jazz concerts. I worked a lot with visual artists, mainly sculptors and artists making –temporary- installations. Since 1997 I made many trips to Japan, e.g. to work with Tadashi Kawamata but also to work on own projects in Tokyo and Kyushu island in the south. Art and architecture as well as portraits on location were and still are also my favourites. My commercial work has known a wide variety of species, from healthcare and education to architecture, landscapes, environment and travelling. Recently I’m setting up a digital archive with images from Japan - www.japanphotography.org - next to different commercial jobs. Also I’m involved in coal mining as photographer since 1977, making series in Western Europe and Japan. I’m also preparing a book about my Japanese photography and some exhibitions about this.
born in Voorburg (NL) 1954.
School for Photography Apeldoorn, finished 1982.
freelance photographer since 1985, visual artist since 1983.
teacher in photography at the Technische Universiteit Delft 1995-1999.
member of the Kawamata Coal Mine Tagawa committee 1996-2003.
co-founder of ‘Stichting Hollands Negatief’ with Guus Rijven and Flip Bool, Den Haag 1989 -now.
co-founder/owner of Argos fotoburo Den Haag (with Marcel Terlouw) 1994-2002.
redaction GKf magazine 2006-2010
Location Den Haag + Legden (Dld)
Specialisations Architectuur, Portret, Landschap, Reportage, Reizen, Straatfotografie
Available for commissions
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