I am a documentary and portrait photographer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
At the age of thirty five I discovered my passsion for photography and decided to study the subject in Amsterdam.
I instantly knew this would become my new life; creating stories through a lens.
I graduated Cum Laude with an extensive project taken over the period of one and a half years.
During the process of creating a story about a transgender (GISEL.) in search of love and recognition (which leads to a destructive life) I discovered my ability to truly connect to the subject, whilst maintaining respect.
Due to this approach to photographing and telling stories I have the ability to emotionally touch the viewer.
The projects I work on are about the “real life” of people whom one normally would not likely cross paths with.
My drive to try to make people “think twice” about the personalities they are viewing, gives me hope that one will re-think their own prejudice regarding subjects they are uncomfortable- or unaware about.
My work is sometimes hard-edged, but I believe that showing the complexity of “real lifes” through my vision and lens can truly touch the viewer.
I have had several publications , a solo exhibition in the well known Melkweg gallery in Amsterdam on her project Gisel, and am currently publishing her own book on the same subject.
My passion for photography will no doubt lead to many more photographic stories.