I am a Documentary photographer based in Haarlem, The Netherlands. I graduated at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague in June 2016.
It is easy to be critical, we all are and we all should be. It seems harder to find a solution, especially when we seem to be comfortable with only knowing one side of the story. My work is intended to shake this up a bit. When we are open to new perspectives the process of change seems a bit closer.
A important factor in my work is my natural fascination and the honest interest I have in the topics I work with. As a child I was always interested in wildlife and nature. Growing up, these interests also grew up. Theme’s as animals and nature turned into interests in sustainability, the ecosystem, the human footprint, the future of our food and the future of our planet in general.
These are big themes but I am passionate about narrowing them down and trying to get a larger audience to connect with these topics.
‘Work from your fascinations’, is something that we often hear but is not always evident in our practice. That I am able to, I see as very strong aspect of my work.