As a child I played with the plate camera from my father. The fascination of the reverse image on the ground glass, which could be recorded on a photosensitive plate, has prompted me to become a photographer. After my studies at the Photo Academy in The Hague, I worked 10 years as a photographer / filmmaker in the Artis zoo in Amsterdam. Since my freelance life, after 3 years of sports photography, I have many trips and portraits of famous people for countless magazines, books, made record covers. In 1987, after a visit to the southern French photo festival Les Rencontres d'Arles, I have the second annual Photo Festival Naarden 10duizenden which attracts visitors set up.