Next to my commissioned work, I love working on long-term personal projects. As a person I have always been interested in people who are looking for a personal form of freedom, heroism and toughness. In my photography I’m therefore attracted to subjects that contain these elements. For quite some time now, I’ve been working on a long term project on rodeo culture in Europe called 'European Cowboy', which has all those elements in it. The project depicts a community of young European men seeking freedom and heroism within a lifestyle based on elements of the American West, such as rodeo bull riding.
In addition to my personal projects and commercial photography, I am a lecturer at the Photography Department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
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