Since I photograph I get my inspiration from nature, although I don't consider myself as a traditional nature photographer. I’m a curious person, always wanting to experience and learn new things. Photography is the medium I can express myself the best with. On this page you can find a selection of my preferred work.
In 2016 I won the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award in the wildlife category with a picture of two great crested grebes in the first morning sun, taken just a few steps from my hometown in the south of the Netherlands. Part of the award was to capture a photoseries for the corresponding book that was presented at the Photokina in Cologne. Check the book on the website of Hasselblad.
Click here to see the complete series, called "When night is falling"
In 2015 I was nominated for the "Zilveren Camera" (Silver Camera), the most important prize for photojournalism in the Netherlands. I won the 3rd prize in the culture & entertainment category with a series about Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets dancing from Heerlen to Maastricht, a 24 kilometer marathon dance that took eight hours.
Click here to see the full series.
In the april 2015 edition of National Geographic Magazine (Dutch/Belgian edition) a 12 page photoseries about Dutch heathlands was published. I made these pictures as part of the "Marius van der Sandt" scholarship, a prize for Dutch and Belgian talents in nature photography.
Click here to see the article (text in Dutch)
Together with choreographer Joost Vrouenraets of Gotra Ballet I developed two images for Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. The images were used for the campaign to promote the exhibition "Everything you always wanted to know about toilets but were afraid to ask".