Which began as a hobby, has now become my profession. Capturing important emotions, moments and picturing the exact vision for my clients. Ensuring people can look back for the rest of their lives and relive those moments. That is what I love to do.
Do what you love, Love what you do.
Ever since I was a child, I was drawn to the lines and composition of things around me. I feel that plays a major role in my profession and benefits my eye when taking photos. People always ask me how I would describe my style of photography. First of all, I feel my previous work should speak for itself. I like to show beauty as it is in the most natural setting. I believe in capturing moments as they happen. I want the people to be seen as they truly are with me being unnoticed.
I studied entrepreneurship and leisure management in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, along with some side courses of photography simply out of pleasure. It wasn’t until I moved to Curaçao in 2008 where my hobby became my way of living.
While living in Curaçao, I invested time and energy into furthering my education and knowledge of photography. I also became proficient with the most professional camera equipment in the market today.
I would like to call myself a journalistic photographer. I try to be unnoticeable throughout the event and capture the moments as they are rather than staging them. Therefore my Nikon 70-200 lens is my favorite and the one I use most often. For some people this probably won’t ring a bell, but with this lens I can capture moments happening from a distance, yet still capture them as if I am close by.
As someone who loves to travel, I have had the privilege of shooting weddings in Holland, America, Curacao, as well as other islands in the Caribbean. Now having migrated to Australia in January, I am excited to start up my business again.
Also on a smaller note, I want to add, that as a person, I am someone who appreciates quality more than anything. I rather pay a little bit more to know that I have quality and be sure it is good and durable then pay less and regret it after. That, I believe, also represents my work. Because of the experience I have and the equipment I use I may cost a bit more but I guarantee you, quality. Not to forget the service that comes with it.
Creating memories and telling stories using only images. The satisfaction and compliments I receive from clients is what keeps me going, plus of course getting paid for something I love to do completes it!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have been working full time as a photographer for more than 12 years now, this also means that I have done countless shoots of all different types. My aim in these shoots is always to catch the natural scene and personality of my subject.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Got in the paper with several photos, but never done any competitions for awards.
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm Dutch, my wife is American and we got a little one who was born in Australia. Then I have a nothing more to say, but Snappr wants me to write at least 100 characters...