“Bezieling vanuit de lens” (Inspired through the lens) is my mantra in the field. Daily life is hectic and often mind numbing; most of my days are spent behind the computer, my daily work as consultant sometimes feels the same every day, or in my car waiting in the traffic jams. I start living when I get out into nature and when I can become one with the environment I so enjoy capturing in my camera. Whether the sun shines or it freezes several degrees below zero, whether it is an abandoned field or building, the colours, scents and the general atmosphere recharge me with new energy. The beautiful colours which the sun can cast on the structures of the Earth show me where mankind can find its origin: at the roots of our planet!
Call me sentimental, but when I am out in the field I cannot help but to feel this way. the camera is my tool to capture this atmosphere, this enlightenment I feel, in an image. An image, which I hope, will give the viewer just as much energy and beauty to behold as I experience when capturing it and viewing the result afterwards. And until that time I will keep trying…
Born and raised in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, for a large part of my youth I was raied with photography in my environment. I started with photography as an avid aircraft spotter at the local airfield while enjoying taking snapshots during holidays, but since 2008 I started photographing landscapes, and later abandoned buildings, and learning to enjoy the wondrous world around me. Inspired by several contemporary photographers I took a steep learning curve to acumulate my knowledge to capture the landscapes and light around me the way I wanted. Only great light will evolve a normal photo into a great photo and this light I relentlessly hunt, to capture that enlightenment through my lens.
It is this vision which I try to spread during my workshops. Of course your camera technique and composition rules are important, but these are only tools to achive your goal: enjoying the outdoor and creating enlightened images which can bring joy to the photographer and the viewers. If you can identify with this vision, please check my workshop page for more information and dates. To find inspiration and great captured light please visit my ever evolving portfolio. In my blog I write about my days in the field and behind my computer, where I edit my captured files. I am also active as a website developer for several companies and organisation which I gladly support.