My father took a great interest in making family memories last. Therefor he started making photographs of family events like holiday trips and anniversaries. Later on he started making films with a super-8 Fuji filmcamera. I was still a little boy, but was immediately fascinated by this.
After I got my degree as electronic engineer I started at Philips Broadcast Systems. About 8 years I worked as an electronic and system engineer as part of the broadcast camera development team. Then I found it was time to I move on and joined Panasonic Pro-video department. Soon I was responsible for sales and service of all Panasonic broadcast equipment within the Netherlands. During my time at Panasonic I worked with many freelance cameraman and small companies. In that period I was one of the technical specialists in the field of professional cameras and recording systems. I held many presentations and workshops and was guest speaker and teacher at many professional video events, the Broadcast Seminars and worked with Rutger Hauer at his Master Classes in Rotterdam.
Working with professional camera systems for all these years awakened my real passion for pictures, still and moving. There was only one logical conclusion. I had to persuade my dream and follow my passion.
I have to make beautiful pictures myself.
Today, for more than 10 years I work as a freelance professional photographer. In the first year as a photographer I won reached the 2nd place in a photo competition and won my first price money, and 2 of my photos were chosen to be part of a 3 month photo exposition.
In the years following I have been working for many events, beauty contests, fashionshows, fashion designers, modelshoots and magazines. Besides this I expanded my field of work and have done many weddings, corporate series, corporate headshots and webshop projects. Even in my spare time I carry camera always with me and spent a great part of my time in beautiful nature areas in the Netherlands and abroad.
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