Since I graduated in 1997 at the Rietveld academy in Amsterdam, I have developed my own unique style of Photography. My work is made during long walks in the city and its outskirts. I worked in such various places as Las Vegas, Sevilla, Bangkok, Londen, New York, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Chaos is the terrain in which I make my best photographs. Inside the complexity of the city, I’m looking for “black holes” or “non-places”, where color, light, materials, lines and strange objects play together inside the frame of my camera. I don’t see my pictures as pure registration; instead I feel a strong connection with painting and music.
My work is about mood, color, atmosphere and with that, the notion of “things left behind”, or to put it in a more precise way: “things and places that remain unnoticed in our hectic, everyday lives”. This is a way of imagemaking that I have mastered and developed through the years, and I still find myself looking for the light in an empty street and the loneliness of a broken car.
In the end I try to stay as close as possible to my original way of thinking, which maybe defies itself best as: seeing one thing in everything and seeing everything in one thing, or: seeing the importance of the seemingly unimportant.