I am a freelance photographer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2015 I have been conducting documentary photography projects.
Through my personal projects I study people that are far and close to me at the same time. My projects unite through intimacy which also defines my approach. By observing people, just long enough for them to forget the camera, I discover the little things that belong to a person. Subtleties, like how someone holds his cigaret or a posture when someone is in deep thought.
With both projects “Now that I am mom” (2015) and “Papa” (2015) I studied my personal past and my family relations. They were conducted at a time I was much involved on a personal level, largely because I became a mother for the first time. My current projects remain very personal, but in a less obvious way and taking it a step further. One project is about teenagers that explores the subtle transition from the innocent child into an adult with growing self-consciousness and increasing responsibilities. The other project is about autism, focusing also on the positive side of the disorder in order to let people see the beauty of it. The latest project is ongoing starting with a series about my uncle Rob, suffering from classical autism.