I was born in Amsterdam and started with photography during my years on school, when the school photo club was looking for new members. I joined and learned how to develop images in the photo darkroom before I even took a camera in my hands. With holiday and student jobs, I earned money to buy my first camera, the Russion Zenith reflex camera. But even with the new camera it took some years to develop my real interests in photography. After getting married, it all became clear to me when my wife and I started travelling. Travelling and photography became the perfect combination and I developed as a travel - and nature photographer. The Zenith is long gone, of course, and has been replaced by Canon equipment through the years.