In my photographic work, I want to emphasize personality, vulnerability and intimate eroticism, as well as distance and, sometimes, alienation.
Moles can be seen clearly, as well as more temporal marks, such as bruises or the imprint of underwear in the skin. They enhance the intimacy of the picture, loading it with tension. Distance is being created first and foremost by the use of color. Often, the skin will have a porcelain glance, delicate, fragile. Color also creates a sculptural feel, elaborated by the light and framing of the compositions.
•August 2011 The Amsterdam/Maastricht Summer University: Activities and Societies: A history of oil painting in the Low Countries and its consequences for the visual arts, 1350-1550s
•August 2009 The Amsterdam/Maastricht Summer University: Dutch Art of the Golden Age: Sources and Perspectives
•2002 Work Period Rijksacademie (Prix de Rome)
•1991-1996 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Photography, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Awards & Grants
•2012 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) 2012 Bronze, People's Choice
•2010 Critical Mass 2010, Finalist
•2010 The Julia M. Cameron Award, Finalist
•2009 The 2009 International Photography Awards (IPA), Honorable Mention
•2009 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) 2009 Honorable Mentions in 2 categories (Fine Art and Book)
•2009 The New York Photo Awards 2009 nomination in the Fine Art single Image category
•2008 The Black & White Spider Awards nomination in the Fine Art category
•2008 Publication Grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
•2006 Le Prix Découverte des Rencontres d'Arles nomination
•2003 Publication Grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
•2002 Prix de Rome finalist, Basic Prize winner
•2001 Grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
•1999 Starter stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
•1997 Starter stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
•1996 Esther Kroon Award
•1996 Lee Photo Category Award
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