I feel at home in the landscape
When I was 15 years old my neighbor introduced me into his world of photography. Night after night I watched slides from his travels to Iceland and Greenland. I got my first camera from him. There, during those evenings, my passion for landscape and my passion for photography started. By looking at those beautiful far away landscapes I ended up in a different world. That this can be achieved with photography fascinated me.
I have been working as a landscape photographer since 2000. In my work the emphasis is on capturing spatial planning, or in other words, the design of the landscape. In those early years I was mainly concerned with recording the design of the landscape, gradually I started to see more and more the pure beauty of the mundane landscape. I discovered its essence, its abstraction and its poetic sides.
I use light, color and composition in such a way that emotion, softness and aesthetics coincide, and the beauty of the mundane unfolds naturally. I am inspired by English photographers, such as Charlie Waite, Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey. In addition, the beauty as I experience it in visual art, novels, poems and music is a great source of inspiration.
I call my work visual poetry
In my work I portray the beauty of the everyday landscape in an unusual way. This creates an image that shows a different view of the landscape: an image that asks you to reflect on. The story that the image tells the viewer then unfolds itself.
In a sometimes hectic, restless and harsh world, I hope that my images inspire you to stand still, evoke an emotion and invite you to reflect on what you see.
By taking the time you will see more and look differently.