In this fast changing world driven by technologic innovation, to my belief there is an evolving need for people to slow down. To get back in touch with our feelings. To reflect on what kind of humans we actually would like to be and in what kind of world we want to live in. To reconnect to nature as a source of everlasting energy.
To me reality appears to be the source of a poetic imagery. In the choice for my pictures’ subjects I am striving for a narrative pathos, evoking feelings and emotions beyond their objective appearance. I wish my imagery to be a source for people to slow down, reflect and reconnect.
For a long time, also my head ruled my heart. I wandered through life with preconceived plans and expectations. Slowly but surely, I am learning how to let go of the shoulds. I started to give free rein to my feelings, whether they were sunny and light or whether storm clouds were gathering in my mind. These days, it is enough to slow down and simply be.
Besides my own personal photo projects I am stimulating the creative and critical thinking of others, by organising workshops in which you learn to see, listen, reflect and communicate by looking at and talking about works of art, using Visual Thinking Strategies.