Every time I step into a new landscape, I feel as I imagine early explorers felt as they first arrived in unknown lands: feasting their eyes on the new world and looking at how civilizations have adapted to the environment around them. From the bustling streets of New York to the Swiss Alps and Dutch flatlands, every place is a wonderous world with its own story to tell.
My work focuses on the intersection of the natural and built environment, intertwining and layering naturally present and manmade subjects. I look for the marks left by humanity on our world, I seek out sites and regions that show how we “conquered” territories.
I am often drawn to the ordinary and even mundane: the grey matter between the visual planes. To compensate, I choose scale and technique that highlight the glory and romance of a landscape. I try to take a neutral perspective in my images, creating geospatial visualizations without deciding what is allowed or supposed to be beautiful and what is not. I leave that decision up to the viewer.
School of arts Utrecht
Bachelor of Design / Photography
Utrecht School of the Arts Photography Graduation Catalogue
The Lost Prairie
Vrij Nederland issue #
Observations of the Ordinary
Graduation Exhibition Utrecht School of Arts
Pitch Your Art Exhibition
The Mixtup Project
Virtueel Museum Anniversary Exhibition
Cafe van Velzen
Vrij Nederland Photostory of 2016