Photography has always been a huge passion for. I had the honor to see my work win several prizes and see it published in some renewed magazines such as the Dutch magazine Quote. I did a study at the Fotovakschool in Venlo where I discovered that working on an assignment basis is not the way that I want to perform this art form, therefore photography for me is merely a hobby. However, with my current career as a professional marketeer my knowledge about photography often comes in handy.
During my years as a teenager, the passion for photography expanded to include videography with a special interest in the art of motion picture. During my study at Open Studio in Amsterdam I won the award for best graduation motion picture together with my team. I did not end up as a DOP in the motion picture industry, but I did enter this amazing industry in the form as a marketer at the Galaxy Studios.
Nikkor 50mm 1.4
Nikkor 85mm 1.8
Fairs and Events
Every year I take my camera with me to a wide variety of events and fairs. One of the events that I visit on a regular basis is the Elf Fantasy Fair that is held two times a year at ‘Kasteel De Haar’ in Haarzuilens and ‘De Kasteel Tuinen’ in Arcen. People spend weeks and sometimes even months on costumes that they wear during these events and it is for me personally the place where I took some of my best photographs.
For a long time I have been visiting amusement parks around the globe. This section includes photos of parks that I still visit on a regular basis such as “De Efteling’ and ‘Phantasialand’, but also contains images from amusement parks that I don’t tend to visit very often because they are located 1000’s of kilometers away from my home. I have visited more amusement parks than the ones that are present in this gallery, but I just don’t fancy to take my 10kg photography bag with me every single time.
Film Score Recordings
For a short time during my photography studies I practiced the art of urban exploring. Basically urban exploring is the visiting of old abandoned places that people have forgotten over time. Over a period of about one year I visited several places of which ‘Chateau De Noisy’ was the most intriguing place. You can’t visit this castle anymore because it was demolished in 2017.
Everything that doesn’t fit in the categories mentioned above. This includes nature, architecture, fairgrounds, and other photography.