Photography is able to convey a powerful message. By capturing a place unknown or inaccessible to others and sharing your photographs and stories, you can really change someone's view of that place. The scary unknown gets a face, which is most often a very positive one. This is my main motivation for travel photography.
I am specialised in landscape and travel photography of Europe. In recent years I have explored all 51 European countries during a series of adventurous road trips spanning nearly 100,000 kilometres of driving in total.
Vast areas in Europe are unknown or forgotten, with only their (bad) reputation existing in the minds of others. By capturing Europe's remote corners and off-the-beaten-track destinations in beautiful imagery, I aim to put these places in a different, sunnier perspective.
As a creative engineer I love to combine art with technology. Photography provides that ideal combination to me. I started photographing in 2005 and soon became a part-time event and commercial photographer during my time at Delft University of Technology. In that period I also got a special interest in High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, which is—in my opinion—still the most powerful technique to fully capture the beauty of a place.
Over the past 12 years I have gained experience in many fields of photography, but my true passion has remained the same: capturing the emotion of places worth sharing.
Follow one of my tailor-made practical workshops to learn the art of photography and HDR yourself. Workshops are possible from entry-level to professional photographers. Topics can include, but are not limited to: camera handling, equipment in general, lighting, composition, special techniques such as High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR), image editing and photographic themes (like travelling, landscapes, night photography and urban).
Invite me to speak about photography, HDR and/or travelling at an event, seminar or conference. Get inspired by stories of Europe's surprising destinations, adventurous road trips and best-kept secrets, or enjoy a talk about photography itself. Presentations and speeches can be booked in both Dutch & English. I am happy to adjust a talk at your event to specific themes or topics.
The highlights of my photographic work and the stories behind these photographs are going to be published in my book 'Surprising Horizons', which is planned for publication in 2018. More information will be available later this year on this website.