I am a Dutch photographer and live in Amsterdam. I focus on documentary and portrait photography and mainly work on long-term projects in which I deal with the question of how close you have to get to be able to photograph intimacy. Building a personal and intimate relationship is an important part in which the person portrayed opens up and I can be close on the skin.
I’m interested in people who live in a physical or social enclosed environment and also create a form of freedom in it. How do people move in certain circumstances and can you find your own path in your life regardless of expectations, social context or the place where you were born? For example, I am working on a project about the relationship between Hilmano The Homeless Poet and his muze Iris who are both addicted to drugs and the multimedia project Fica Suave in Rio de Janeiro.