I fell in love with photography when I was 17. I saved up and bought a Minolta X300, a very basic but robust filmcamera, with a few lenses and filters. I photographed anything and everything that caught my eye.
I’d take the rolls of film to the developers and had to wait for a week to go pick them up, and only then I’d know if there was anything good in there. Mostly there wasn’t, but that did not kill my joy. The joy was in the making itself.

Photography has changed my life and opened up my world. I am an introvert and a bit of a loner, and having a camera in my hand gave me the perfect excuse to go out and wander by myself, without being weird.

I love both shooting on film and digital, they each have their own charm and limitations. I am at my happiest when I’m somewhere outdoors, camping out, hiking or simply wandering along my local forest, camera in hand.

Life

I live in a town called Zwolle in the Netherlands with my boyfriend Con, our cats Rex, Alix and Siva, a bunch of fish and shrimps in a tank and a whole lot of plants. I love to read inspiring books about art, philosophy and photography (and a good sci-fi novel), long walks and bikepacking trips. I also enjoy having coffees and cakes with my friends.

Career

From 2007 to 2012 I studied Photographic Design at the Dutch School of Photography (Fotovakschool). I just wanted to improve my skills and learn about photography, it didn’t really occur to me I could make a career out of it untill the second or third year. After graduation I had different parttime jobs while building my photography business. Eventually I specialised in food and product photography.
When the Covid pandemic caused the closure of the hospitality industry I lost most of my commissions. After a few years of struggling I pulled the plug on my photography business. I had lost the joy.

I went back to the thing I love most, which is landscape photography. I traveled and created some of my best work so far. I’m on the road to something new and exciting. I don’t know where I’m going but I know it will be good.