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 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 to stand still, evoke an emotion and invite you reflect on what you see.
By taking the time you will see more and look differently.