Biography

 

When God created the first human beings, God led them around the Garden of Eden and said: "Behold how good and excellent are all the works that I have created. For your sake I created them all. See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world. For if you do, there will be no one else to repair it."

 

Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13

 

  

I have always felt the desire to encapture and record images of everything I saw around me. In my childhood I did this with the help of pencil and paper. As I grew older I began taking photos. At first I used cameras I had borrowed. In 1983 I was given my own single-lens reflex camera. It was a Minolta XG-M. Soon afterwards I purchased besides the kitlens a macro and a telephoto lens. In 2001 I bought a new camera. This time it was a Nikon. Ever since I have remained loyal to that brand. In 2005 I made the switch from analogue to digital photography.

 

At present I have several cameras and a variety of lenses. Whenever necessary I supplement this equipment  with a beanbag or tripods of Gitzo with heads of the same make or of Wimberley. I capture images exclusively in RAW file format and process them with Nikon Capture NX  and Corel PaintShop Pro.

In addition to taking photos in my own country, The Netherlands, I regularly travel abroad to countries in Western Europe, the Near East and Southern Africa. While not avoiding culture as a subject, my primary area of interest lies with nature.

Since 2007 I have been a member of the internet fora Nederpix and Birdpix, since 2008 of Stichting Deel de Natuur and since 2012 of 500px. In 2010 I joined the
 Verenigde Amateur Natuurfotografen in Amstelveen.