I am a Dutch photographer in Wisconsin. After having lived in the Netherlands for 42 years, my husband, our two kids and I relocated to Milwaukee in April 2016. A great opportunity to get out of our comfort zone and learn about a different culture.
Obviously there's a little bit of my Dutch inheritance in every picture I take. Simply because my cultural background shaped the way I see things. My pictures are like the Dutch: tell it like it is, pure and show beauty that is already there.
Becoming a photographer has been an interesting journey. After getting my Masters Degree at the University of Utrecht, specializing in Television Studies, I started my career working as an editor for television programs. I became extremely aware of the power of the image and how to reach target audiences. With that knowledge and experience I started working as a Marketing Communications consultant. For several marketing campaigns I worked with excellent photographers, while I always had a very clear vision of what the campaigns should look like. That's when I decided I wanted to become a photographer too in order to create the images myself. So I studied Photographic Design at the School of Photography in Amsterdam.
By now I have been working as a photographer for several years. I work for individuals and for companies.