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 nature for a long time. I’m not only interested in animals, but plants and mushrooms too. I’ve been collecting books about these subjects for a number of years. After being able to reduce my professional activities, I also started photography. I’ve ended up devoting a great deal of time to nature photography. Sometimes my expeditions have a specific photographic purpose, but mostly I wait to see what turns up. Although I love being outdoors I also really enjoy the work to process my pictures at home.

 

Generally, I take photos close to my home 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, and on these trips, we mostly focus on nature.

 

In my photos, I strive for a rich impression of the subject and a peaceful background. I avoid artificial optical effects or excessive editing. If possible, I will give a photo both the common name and the scientific classification.

 

I often 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.