“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt
Photography is a form of meditation to me. Strolling around on your own and let you eye lead you. is very relaxing and also exciting. Travel, nature, everyday life, underwater world and reflections are my favourite themes.
I organize photo walks, give photography lessons, teambuilding activities and photo coaching. I enjoy it very much when students go from just looking to seeing an interesting image during the lessons. Everything is photographable as long as you get an interesting angle.
I developed a coaching method for people through photography. It is like creative therapy. For example I worked with a group of people with incipient dementia. They were so proud when we ended the photography course with and exhibition.
Writing is my other passion. I am an author of 6 children’s books, 1 poem book, 3 life stories and several photography books.
Creativity is essential in my life, a necessity. Besides my work as a photographer and writer I also work as coordinator for a health care organization in Amsterdam.
“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
— Steve McCurry