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 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.