At first I studied history, switching one year later to the St. Joost Academy of Fine Arts. After graduation (BFA) I got an assignment from the Leiden University. As a photographer of the Faculty of Archeology I worked and traveled in many parts of the Middle-East. A job at the photography collection department of the Dutch National Museum of Ethnology (RMV) encouraged an ongoing fascination of the theme landscape and memory.
Commissioned projects, exhibitions and self published books are achieved with the genereus support of Dutch and international funds. Previous projects were on display at International Photo festival Noorderlicht ‘ Human Conditions’ (2009) and the exhibition ‘Young (in) Serbia’ at the Amsterdam Melkweg Gallery and Artget Gallery Belgrade Serbia (2010). New perspectives emerged during Northern Lights Masterclass. 2011/2012 (Noorderlicht/Groningen). More recently in 2014 I was invited by Mondriaan Foundation to work as an Artist in Residence at Townhouse Cairo.
I consider my self as a storyteller / documentary photographer with a strong social awareness and commitment. Shaping and developing personal style & vision on photography while exploring the dialogue between applied arts and visual communication. I am working on long term projects about the relationship between individual identity and home ground. Often personal stories about social society and identity in Latin America and post conflict (Balkan) regions in Europe
Amsterdam is my home location and currently I am represented by Maartje Wildeman and Dutch Photo Agency De Beeldunie