Why I do what I do:
I love trying to make you motivated, feel inspired, happy, question, startle, mesmerise, dream, think, ...etc.
In short: I like to make you feel! Feel alive.
I want to pull you out of the grey of the ordinary day.
Or, as the famous street photographer Meyerowitz so eloquently said:
“Life should be about 'Appetite for life'!”
Why evidence based design?
To me making photo-art for evidence based design is an ideal combination: I get to create inspiration, feelings of
well being, beautify spaces, Re-use my healthcare and education experience and make a difference in peoples lives.
And all of the above by doing what I love most: make the images in my head come to life, putting them into matter
by letting them transmute through my body, ithrough the camera into the world.
Themes that fascinate me:
‘Perspective’ & ‘perception’; How do we label things, how do we do life? How can we see & hear the same thing and
experience something totally different?And even within your own space; the inner and outer worlds of your body .
With your skin as a border.
How they relate to each other, these are recurring themes.
Techniques I use:
Daylight/ available light is a decision I made to support the environment.
'Mash ups' is a term I use to describe the technique of layering and blending several photographs to create a totally
new 'world' evoking strong emotions and thoughts.
To have total freedom and to create the right vibe or feel, I use Lightroom and Adobe: The way I photograph is
mostly very intuitive.
Mostly I have an idea, a concept and then images I've already shot become of use. Or I will go out and add some
new materials. I stack these photo's in layers in photoshop and blend them to form a whole new story that conveys
my concept. The mixture redeﬁnes the separate photographs.
This way of working provides me total freedom and the best way to actualise the images that live in my head.
And it transports and immerses the viewer to the vibe I want to convey so I and commmunicate directly to them.
I strive to ignite more senses than just the eye.
Sources of inspiration:
I ﬁnd inspiration everywhere: Internet, talks with people, nature, music, architecture, art, history. I often wonder:
why do people do what they do? What is this life experience all about?
Experiences I gained in my former educational/health care jobs, where I worked with refugees and developmental
delayed people contributed to these thoughts.
The way you choose to perceive the world has a huge impact. On everything we do.
Everybody creates their own experiences. It’s such a fascinating given to me!
I am fascinated by the fact that we both can have the same camera, stand at the same spot, photograph the same
object with the same lens and yet we come up with a totally different picture.
- Gallery Lichtzone
- de Figuren
- De Wisch
- Studio Strik
- Focus op de geest
To create inspiration (“appetite for life”) in a climate neutral way to elevate the soul, lift the spirit and improve
- ‘Maatschappelijk Blind’ documentary
- ‘Psychonauten’ artist in residency van Studio Strik
Artist Statement - Freedom Foods’ voor 5meicultuur