The ability to capture an individual’s story through the medium of photography has always fascinated me. Through my travels I have been fortunate enough to bond with so many strangers. I honestly could not be more thankful to them for opening up and letting me catch a glimpse of what truly makes an individual unique.
I also love experiencing and documenting random situations. Some of my unforgettable memories have been skating the best street spots in Barcelona till 5AM with the locals, eating Basashi (raw horse meat) in Japan, driving into Skidrow LA to hand out thousands pairs of jeans to the homeless, taking the Maid of the Mist boat deep into the Niagara Falls, trying to control a Tony Hawk autograph signing in middle America with a gazillion fans in line, and chasing storms across Tornado alley.
Growing up in Holland and traveling around Europe introduced me early on to a variety of cultures. In 2005 I moved to Los Angeles to finish my university, be with my lady and work in the Action Sports Industry for Blitz Distribution and Volcom in their Marketing / Party Department.
In 2011 I decided it was time for a new adventure by teaming up with my wife Jennifer to focus full time on our own online stationery design business Love vs Design. In 2012 we opened our office in Downtown Long Beach, close to our home.
In closing, thanks for visiting my site and I hope to update it regularly. And if you ever feel like you would like to share something or just plain say hi, please do…being Dutch, we are really friendly and not very shy.