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Born in Rotterdam on the coldest day of 1976, rumour has it in ski gear, and moved to Curaçao as fast as I could to warm up. Travelled the entire world by bus and finally settled on a houseboat on a very Dutch stretch of water. 

As a photojournalist, I focus on what tends to stay out of sight. Therefore I believe that traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

I published two books (On fairies and bullet holes and Island blues) about small communities and remote areas. About people who cherish desolation, seek solitude or live forever in that deserted bay. Where volcanoes, violence and loneliness can erupt anytime and where people do what they do best: survive.

Over the last 20 years I published human interest and travel features among others in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet magazine, Columbus Travel, Marie Claire, Seasons, Elle, oneWorld and de Volkskrant.

My work is represented by the Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) and Hollandse Hoogte.

In addition, I am a maverick, energetic and experienced human rights and communication professional specialized in the development of global multimedia campaigns, documentaries, journalistic items and empowerment programs for child survivors of sexual exploitation.

Awards and honors: Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice (Mumbai), Golden Lion (Cannes), Black Pencil (New York) and ADCN Grand Prix (Amsterdam).

So yes, I am for hire. If you have any questions, please drop me a line using the form below.


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