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I have experience in a variety of styles ranging from film stills up to - probably my favourite: portraiture on location. The diversity of people in their homes or offices makes this line of photography a joy. I also work as a camera person and have experience in shooting for tv and documentaries all over the world.
Past work includes independent documentaries on social change, climate change and the perma-culture movement. Currently implementing permaculture in life more actively at Almond Ave. in rural Spain, read more. Documentary graduate of the University of Arts and Design, Vancouver and Willem de Kooning, Rotterdam. Based in Amsterdam and Spain
I am a photographer, filmmaker and co-owner of Almond Avenue. Based in Amsterdam and Spain but travelling whenever possible. I have experience in a variety of styles ranging from film stills up to - probably my favourite: portraiture on location. The diversity of people in their homes or offices makes this line of photography a joy. I also adore contemplative street photography. Most of my photographs of suburban details, people and landscapes are taken during solitary walks, ‘small quests for inner peace’, which we tend to find in everyday life. Seeing simple beauty in everyday life. The ordinary, geometric shapes vs chaos, patterns, people and light, rich and vibrant colors. Blurring the border between reality and fiction a little bit. I love the interaction and diversity that photography and filmmaking brings into my life, meeting lots of different people and a new approach to every project. The highlights so far always involved people, more than the assignments itself. I don't adverstiseMy dad, retired photographer, taught me to work with artificial light through his work mainly in the field of advertising. He also encouraged me to try to find some footing in videography. After graduating at the Art Academy in Rotterdam and an exchange with The Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver Canada, I worked many different types of jobs in the film industry. I have always loved to see how movies are made, my first on-set experiences were in the Art Department, but I was a location scout, production assistant and now as a freelance stills photographer.
Photography has always been a big part of my life, but I have never been a person who likes to do just one thing. I love the connection with ‘strangers’ that photography and filmmaking brings, but there are other things in life that do just that! After succeeding making a hobby into a means of living, it was time to try and implement another big passion; being in nature and discussing life. Back in 2006 my SO and I decided to produce a film for people like ourselves; not really sure about a path that was pretty much laid out. The experience and the people we met changed the way we looked at our future and our 'freedom'. It showed how to have a more relevant relationship with nature, not live in debt and 'create' more time. Living life less influenced by our dominating culture.
Producing Freedom Ahead and Seeds of Permaculture provided us with a basis to a more integral life. Inspired by the people we met while producing these films, we now own our own place in Spain, Almond Avenue. Now we start practising a more integral and (part time) nomadic life more actively. We focus on independent productions and are currently designing Almond Avenue to be a 'Third Place' for the people we know and people that wish to live comfortably in nature several weeks or months a year. Almond Avenue will also accommodate ahooha as a studio and gathering / working place in nature. I really recommend that you visit the site or the place if my story resonated with you in some way.
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WORKED FOR AND WITH
Warner Bros entertainment - De Volkskrant - Het Parool - Het AD Magazine - Bunkerzaken IdtV - Kaap Holland - Grolsch - Kemna & Zonen - Eyeworks - Lemming - Submarine - MEC HKU - Fitzroy – SLF – Weforest MUG – Platform Makers - BALDR