I was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in September 1967. Photography has been a part of who I am and the way I see the world since the age of 12. Since the beginning of 2017 my focus has shifted completely to the street and since then it has been a complete rollercoaster as I find myself shooting with inspired street photographers in my home town and in cities all over the world, discovering the opportunities of social media, meeting new people with a shared passion and starting my own projects.Since I took up the challenge of shooting with only one lens (and mostly only one camera, a Fuji X100F or a Leica Q) I like to photograph people up close, in full colour. I use flash to add colour and contrast. I seem to like formal compositions and clean shots but I try to add an extra element that is not always in plain sight: preferably something quirky, humorous, bizarre, or anything that makes a scene special.I don’t want to be invisible as photographer. I like to connect. It feels good and sometimes provides an even better chance of making the shot that I’m aiming for.