Always interested in light and colour, I studied fine art in Holland but chose photography as my preferred medium. My commercial photography career started in the Dutch offshore industry when I photographed rigs, ships and factories.
In Ireland I turned my focus to gardens and architecture. I am a Dublin-based photographer and I travel across the country to photograph some of Ireland’s iconic gardens and houses. I have been commissioned to produce images for websites, folders, leaflets and other print media. Most recently I have provided images for a book about Hunting Brook gardens in Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
Photographic magic is a newly coined term which encapsulates the way I work and some of the work I produce. Digital techniques enable me to create imagined scenes. In the process that follows I add, change, copy, remove, and distort elements, using cameras, scanner, pen tablet, film, felt tip pens, paint, old photos and occasional bits of hardware, and a host of Photoshop tools. Ideas and images remain interchangeable and fluid until I reach the point where the ‘right’ mix of visual information has been established.