After training in reportage and professional photography, I work as a freelance photographer. Photographic work has been included in various magazines and books. Since 2018 I am sponsored by Perma Jet from England (see also below).
I also make free work, which is always thematic. I have made landscape photography and social documentary reportages in Turkey, Antwerp, on the Belgian coast, in Scotland, England, Wales, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the United States and in the Netherlands. The work has been exhibited several times in (photo) galleries, cultural centers and museums at home and abroad (see also activities ).
Between 1990 and 1996 I made ten photo trips to the current Czech Republic and Slovakia, after the changes of the velvet revolution. The results of this photo report have been exhibited in the Comenius Museum in Naarden and the Jan Amos Komenský Museum in Uherký Brod in the Czech Republic.
Seven photo books of mine have been published in recent years: Egmond village portraits (1996), From the inside (2000), Light out, door locked (2001), A search (2004), Coming home (2011), Monk’s life (2018) and MADE IN CHINA (2020). See also books . Some of these reports have been exhibited during the FotoFestival Naarden 2019 , Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (Foam) 2005, in the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam – 2008, 2010 and in 2018 and in the Photography Museum of China in Lishui.
80 photographs from the series From the Inside and A Quest are included in the collection of the Photography Museum of China in Lishui. Four photos from the A Quest series are in the archives of The Photographers’ Gallery , London – England. Twenty photos from the series ‘work and leisure – water’ – commissioned by the municipality of Alkmaar – are included in the Regional Archive Alkmaar (1995). The art object (border beacon ‘welcome and see you’), on the Vennewatersweg on the border of Egmond and Heiloo, is included in the Photo Collection Municipality of Bergen (Source: Regional Archive Alkmaar, catalog number FO205104 – 1994). In addition, photographs are included in private and corporate collections.
I am also a member of two national groups of the photo association : photojournalism and the BMK. In 2009 I was accepted as a fellow by the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) from the United Kingdom. Finally, I am a member of the Contemporary Group of the RPS and I have been a member of the Conceptual and Contemporary Panel for a number of years .
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