Animal lover • Proud wife and Mum • Passionate Photographer
I am originally from the Netherlands, but currently living in Switzerland with my husband, daughters, dog and two cats. After several international moves and taking care of my family I have finally found the time and courage to combine my two passions: my love for animals and my passion for making beautiful images. I am fascinated by the connection people have with their Pets and besides making Pet Portraits I love portraying the special bond between Pet and Owner.
I have been studying Photography since the end of the nineties when I bought my first analogue Nikon DSLR. I started in Amsterdam at Fotogram, completing several basic, portrait and darkroom courses. After switching to Digital in 2006 I continued my education at Das Fotografie Institut Zürich in 2010 and in 2012 enrolling in courses at Viewfindercenter Zürich. Completing their Advanced Study Programme in 2016. I have since attended various specialised Pet Photography Courses: in the Netherlands with Pet-Portrait Sanne van den Berg and online in the US with Norah Levine, Julia Kelleher, Rachael Mckenna, Arica Dorff and Vicky Taufer. In March 2018 I learnt more retouching skills from the lovely and very talented dog photographer Anne Geier in Austria. In April 2018 I attended the workshop Dogs in Action by Claudio Piccoli. They have all been a huge inspiration to me and guided me into creating my own style.
3rd Prize in Spot Magazine Photo competition November 2016
In November 2016 I won third prize in a photo competition in Spot Magazine, a travel magazine for Switzerland. My winning image was a Landscape Photo of the River Ruess near Göschenen in Kanton Uri, Switzerland. I was honered that the judged picked me out of hundreds of participants.
Commissioned image design for proof reading of Theatre script WIJN Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014.
In 2014 I produced an image for a flyer to announce the reading of a new theatre script Wijn. The script was read by famous Dutch actors. The image was commissioned by the writer Philip Walkate. In March 2018 the play Wijn will have it's Première in Haarlem, the Netherlands
Hurray! 3rd Prize in a Photo contest of Spot Magazin, Freizeit und Reisen für die Schweiz.
November 22, 2016
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