As a self-taught photographer, I was taught the tricks of the trade around the age of seventeen by my father.
Develop your own negatives and print photos in the darkroom. Then look at the results and remember how to achieved them.
In the past I made five long journeys of three months each.
Every day I shot a filmroll full of "normal" things, everyday life.
Later these expeditions stopped.
I went around my own neighborhood and city with my camera.
Since 2015 I have been portraying typical interiors of city dwellers.
I ring the doorbell with people and try to bring out their own identity.
So far I have portrayed about 19 interiors and its inhabitants.
I also travel in my own neighborhood, the Ravelijn in Maastricht.
A residential area with 104 houses, her children, pets and the annual party in the central square.
For several years now I have been portraying my mentally handicapped sister, Jorien.
Because she is free from outside influences and remains herself, she is the perfect model for me.
She is special, she cannot do otherwise.