Born at Eysden, the Netherlands, studied agri- and horticulture, next garden- and landscape design to practice the latter some years.
Finished the Rietveld Academy in 1973 and started a studio in Amsterdam as free-lance photographer working for the leading glossy magazines and some publicity agencies.
The commercial world stimulated me to fly away for a while so my hunger for travelling could unfold further.
Spent all my money, bought a Toyota jeep to cross the Sahara desert.
By living very basically both moneywise and mentally gave me the possibility to pursue my fascination and curiosity for other people and cultures while passing through the most beautiful countries and landscapes.
Travelled 70,000 KM on this trip through Africa and the Middle East.
Still travelling all over the world between -30 and +50° Celsius or working in my studio in a cosy village near Amsterdam, creating still lives, trying to catch somebody's emotion in that split second.