I picked up photography as a hobby after some classes in college in 1998. Back then, they still had a fully equipped dark room that was being used daily. I learned how to use the chemicals and different kinds of paper, and the magic of an image suddenly appearing on a piece of paper awed me.
There was one great teacher, who shared his passion with us with great enthusiasm. He taught me how to show my view on the world using a single lens reflex camera and he advised me to get myself a camera and keep practicing. In 1999 I got my first SLR, an old Minolta X300, and started photographing everything that caught my eye.
In 2006 I held my first exhibition. Visitors responded very positively and that gave me the courage to go back to school and study Photographic Design. In 2012 I graduated at Dutch School of Photography (Stichting de Nederlandse Fotovakschool). Since then I have been working on several projects and exhibitions.