Photography is my passion, for more than thirteen years I am intensively busy photographing people. As a matter of fact, always in a social-documentary way.
Like this I made a series with the title: "visions of life" A series of pistures of people being photographed in their own, so familair environment. I have also taken al large number of portraits of people with a, for me, very characteristic charisma. just straightforwardly photographed in their own backyard with available light in a studio-like surrounding, consisting of a black cloth hanging from the washing line.
The last couple of years I am beginning to explore street photography and with a lot of ups and downs I have acquired the skills of this form of photography also. In that way I have been cruising through Paris for a day or ten with my camera and have I traveled for 5 weeks through China together with my sister-in law, who is a inter-preter/translator of the Chinese language. As a photographer I am a member of two photo groups: Delta F and Fotogroep Soest. These are groups of photo- graphers with a limited number of members. For about once a month we come together to discuss our photographic works. Both groups are related to the Foto- bond (Photographic union of the Netherlands) which is an umbrella institution for Photography groups. All my photographic works I finish myself in the darkroom en the last couple of years I am exclusively working with the mid-size format Mamiya 6 MF with 50 mm /
75 /150 mm lens.