While being pregnant of my second baby, I realize more and more how much I enjoy doing belly and newborn shoots. Growing new life and becoming a mother is so special and magical. It is also the biggest and most challenging transformation for a woman. And I love to give it the attention it deserves, to recognize it and capture the beauty of it.
Due of my second baby beginning of May, I am now on maternity leave and will take the time to get to know my little baby. From August on, I will be ready to take new assignments and capture beautiful bellies, sweet little babies, naughty toddlers, blossoming teenagers and of course their exhausted, I mean caring, parents.
I am very happy to announce that I am selected as New Photo Talent by GUP. This means I am part of the 2018 book edition of New. “New”, initiated by the founders of GUP Magazine, is an annual book featuring 100 emerging photographers originating from or operating in The Netherlands. You can order the book here.
Friday Nov 24th was the opening exhibition and book launch of New 2018 by GUP. The exhibition is still on show at art’otel amsterdam in the 5&33 Gallery till January 13, 2018.
In February this year I participated in the 2017 Nikon NOOR Academy in Amsterdam, a masterclass in visual storytelling. And it was amazing! I learned a lot from the great masters of NOOR, Pep Bonet, Sebastian Liste and Yuri Kozyrev. More than ever I want to take this further and fight hard to tell important stories. During the workshop, I was firmly interrogated about my autism project. The story was pulled apart and together we put it back together. Here is the result. Uncle Rob is the first story of a future series on autism.
You can find more information about NOOR and the Nikon NOOR Academy here.