Since my early twenties, I have lived and worked in a number of different countries and come in close contact with a wide range of cultures, something which has greatly inspired the photographer and artist in me. Primarily a means of documenting my travels, since joining the Photo Academy in Amsterdam in 2013 my photography has evolved into something quite different. It has become a tool with which I am able to communicate my emotional and philosophical reaction to the world around me; a means of reflecting on human existence as I see and feel it. By transforming the visual properties of human skin, I aim to remove man from his usual cultural, racial, socio-economic and historical context and instead present him as a universal being; one of no tribe, one of all tribes. My aim is to capture the essence of what it means and how it feels to be human, beyond the bounds of our cultural heritage and demographic background, free of any preconceived notion or stereotype.