Since January 2013 me and my camera have been inseparable. Although it started as a hobby – I was a sculptor for years – photography has won me over. I work on my own projects, in addition to commissioned work. And loving every second of it.
The ‘Verborgen vrienden project’ is my first photography project. I’ve photographed and interviewed people who still sleep with stuffed animals, a taboo, because it’s not considered to be normal at a certain age. I’ve travelled through Belgium and the Netherlands to meet people, collect stories and make images from stuffed animals and their human compagnions. I started this project in July 2013 and now I’m proud to say that the book is published and available to those who are interested in this cute taboo.
In 2006 I graduated at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam as an illustrator. After my graduation I became a sculptor and now I'm back to an old love: photography. Life is a journey!