BIO

In my work, memories and imaginations from the past play an important role. Growing up on an estate that was inhabited and visited by many great artists over the centuries is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. My work is strongly influenced by those late nineteenth century Dutch artists who lived and worked at the same place where I grew up a hundred years later. To get more insights of my work, please see my artist statement.

After a 20-year career in communications, I changed course in 2013 and became a freelance commercial & editorial (portrait) photographer. My clients range from newspapers & magazines (Het Parool, PS van de Week, Volkskrant, AD Magazine, HUMAN Magazine and more) to advertising agencies to singers to writers to politicians to galleries and so on.

AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS, RECOGNITIONS

2018: Exhibition ms Oranje | Changing course Koers from September 8th 2018 – July 18th 2019 in Het Scheepvaartmuseum (the National Maritime Museum)
2018: ‘Songs for soprano’ a duo exhibition with Maarten van Schaik at gallery Caroline O’Breen
2018: Exhibition ‘SPROUT’ at De Engelbewaarder
2018: 2nd Prize at Zilveren Camera Awards, section ‘People in the news’
2017: Winner Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
2017: Exhibition ‘FACE TIME’ curated by Dutch National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with ‘Kunst en Cultuur in Beweging’ and the Dutch Railways NS
2017: Participation exhibition ‘Ode aan een Amsterdammer’ @ Het Scheepvaartmuseum by Dutch National Portrait Gallery
2017: Kuala Lumpur International Photoawardsshow 2017
2017: Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2017 – Finalist
2017: Summer expo Galerie Vlieland Maritiem Art
2017: Representation by Mrs. Robinson
2017: Lumen Photo member
2016: Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
2016: Affordable Art Fair Stockholm
2016: Berlin Foto Biennale and 4th Biennial of Fine Art Photography
2016: Kuala Lumpur International Photoawardsshow 2016
2016: Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016 – Finalist
2016: Affordable Art Fair New York
2016: Art Southampton, NYC
2016: Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London
2016: Kunst RAI Amsterdam, Holland
2016: Scope Basel
2016: The Public House of Art, Identity Kit exhibition
2016: 8th Edition of the Julia Cameron Awards for Women Photographers – Finalist
2015: Athens Photo Festival 2015 – Shortlist
2014: SO 2014 – Nomination
2014: GUP New Dutch Photography Talent 2015
2014: Cultuurprijs Noord – Nomination
2014: Winters Binnen Festival

Member of Dupho.

Some most inspiring photographers: Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, August Sander, Man Ray, Diane Arbus, Paolo Roversi, Stephan VanFleteren, Hellen van Meene, Rineke Dijkstra