Biography

 

When the Blessed Holy One created the first human, He took him and led him round all the trees of the Garden of Eden and said to him: "Look at My works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are! And all that I have created, it was for you that I created it. Pay attention that you do not corrupt and destroy My world. If you corrupt it, there is no one to repair it after you."

 

Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13

 

  

I’ve been fascinated with living nature for a long time. I’m not only interested in animals, but also in plants, fungi and slime molds. Since many years I collect books about these subjects. After I had the possibility to end my professional activities, I started to photograph them too. I’ve ended up devoting a great deal of time to nature photography. During my trips through nature I sometimes have my mind on a specific purpose, but mostly I wait to see what turns up. Although I love being outdoors I likewise enjoy the process of editing the captured pictures at home.


Normally, I take pictures in my own country. Usually, I do so close to my homestead or in the dunes. My wife often accompanies me on such trips. Occasionally, we travel together to other European countries or to those in the Middle East or Southern Africa. On these trips, we are also focussed  primarily on nature.


In my photos, I strive to a detailed representation of the main subject and a tranquil background. I avoid artificial optical effects and do not apply excessive editing. When appropriate, I provide the photo with the common and scientific name of the depicted subject.

 

Periodically, I publish my photos on websites such as Share Nature Foundation and 500px. I'm a member of  the Association of Amateur Nature Photographers in Amstelveen, in the Netherlands.