About me, a small bio

When I was eleven my father built a darkroom in the attic. This little room full of equipment, chemicals, and hanging sheets of paper fascinated me. To me, everything in the room was strange: the red lights, the trays of fluid, and especially the huge enlarger device.

I was a curious youngster, so I watched my father as he spent hours in his private workspace. One day, I watched as he put a negative into the enlarger and placed a white sheet of paper below the lens. He switched on the light of the enlarger When he moved the photo paper to the first tray I watched, amazed, as a faint image appeared. The image became stronger and stronger until my father moved the sheet to the second tray and the process stopped. I had seen the miracle of development for the first time. Photography had stolen my heart.

Me

Selfie with iphone shadow

When I was old enough to work I got a part-time job as a paperboy.  I spent most of my wages on photographic paper and chemicals. I remember that my parents gave me money for my driver’s license when I was 18 and, instead of using it for their intended purpose, I spent that money on my first secondhand Hasselblad, an old 500 cm with an eighty-millimeter lens. I shot in black and white and spent hours in my darkroom, just like my dad, cutting masks, trying different chemistry, re-toning prints with self brewed toners, and improving my craft.

After studying chemistry, a small misstep, I decided to make photography my profession. I went to art school and specialized in photography and established myself as a photographer. In the early days, this consisted primarily of documentary photography and renting myself to other studio’s to get jobs done. I learned to work fast. I shot pants, socks, towels, hammers, gardening tools, car rims, cakes, potatoes, and packaging. You name it … I probably shot it.

Now, decades after starting my journey, I’ve become a perfectionist. I’ve worked with the biggest names in automotive, gas, financial, and tech industries. These companies have come to trust my ability to make their ideas a reality.

I’m as eager to learn and improve my skills as I was when I was a youngster. That’s why I’ve trained myself in CGI–so I can make images that capture the imagination, even if they’re not possible in real life.

Over the years I’ve worked for many clients, this is an overview:

Arranged per branch of industry
Automotive
  • Chevrolet
  • Citroen
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Hyundai
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Renault
Computer and electronics
  • Apple Inc.
  • Canon
  • JVC
  • Philips
  • Samsung
Coatings
  • AkzoNobel
  • Boonstoppel
  • Flexa
  • Histor
  • Lesonal
  • Pro Gold
  • Sigma coatings
  • Sikkens
  • Veveo
Financials
  • Abn/Amro
  • American express
  • Ing Bank
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Rabobank
  • Sns Bank
  • Van Lanschot
  • Visa
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Actimel
  • Aviko
  • Airwick
  • Bambix
  • Biodermal skin care
  • Calgonit
  • Cêlavita
  • Choco Prince
  • Coolbest
  • Conimex
  • Cote d’or chocolate
  • Danoontje
  • Davitamon
  • Douwe Egberts Senseo
  • Edet
  • Elmex
  • Evian
  • Fruitella
  • Hak
  • Heineken
  • Heinz ketchup
  • Hertog
  • Johma salads
  • Knorr
  • Lay’s
  • Liga
  • ‘l Oreal
  • Lu
  • Maaslander cheese
  • Parodontax
  • Prodent
  • Raak
  • Sensodyne
  • Struyk
  • Swarzkopf
  • Mascotte
  • Milka chocolate
  • Mora
  • Nutella
  • Ola
  • Old Amsterdam cheese
  • Olvarit
  • Pickwick
  • Venz
  • Vifit
  • Wagner pizza
  • Wella
  • Yakult
  • Zendium
Insurance companies
  • Allianz/Elvia
  • Europeesche verzekeringen
  • FBTO
  • Interpolis
  • Generali
  • Nationale borg
  • Ohra
  • Proteq
  • Reaal
  • RVS
  • VGZ
  • Zorg en Zekerheid
Government
  • Belastingdienst (tax payers office)
  • GVU Utrecht city transport
  • Landmacht (Dutch army)
 Miscellaneous
  • Axa
  • Bertelsmann music group
  • Burgerking
  • Caz radio
  • Diversey lever
  • EMI music group
  • Eneco
  • Essent
  • Esso
  • Gazelle
  • Hallmark
  • Harpers Bazaar magazine
  • Kentucky fried chicken
  • Kinki kappers
  • KLM / Air France
  • Knip mode magazine
  • Laurentis coffee
  • Miele
  • Miljoenenjacht
  • NS Dutch railroad
  • Nuon
  • Piazza d’Oro coffee
  • Playboy magazine
  • Randstad
  • Shurgard
  • Staatsloterij
  • Tefal
  • TNT
  • Varta batteries
Retail
  • Bol.com
  • Bouwmaat
  • C1000
  • ICI Paris
  • Lidl
  • Pearle
  • Praxis
  • V&D
Pharmaceutical companies
  • Chefaro
  • Eli Lilly
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Omega Pharma
  • SPMD
Service providers
  • KPN
  • T-mobile
  • Telfort
Non profit
  • Aidsfonds
  • Amnesty international
  • Artsen zonder grenzen (doctors without borders)
  • Dokters van de wereld
  • Metropool orchestra
  • Natuurmonumenten
  • Stichting Lezen en Schrijven
  • Stichting Tegenkracht