I was born in Arnhem in 1980 and grew up in Geldrop. After secondary school I studied architecture at the Technical University in Eindhoven . My passion for lighthouses has its roots in my childhood. We went on holiday to the coast of Spain and there I visited my first lighthouse. When I was fifteen I started to photograph. After then I worked hard to develope my photographic skills. Meanwhile I built a network of people and organizations who were helpfull by gaining access to lighthouses. As a result I have lots of photographs of interior and exterior in my archive. I am very thankfull to all who contributed. Some of them used my photos in their brochures, websites and corporate identity.
How I work
Initially I photographed lighthouses during daylight, but nowadays mostly at dusk or dawn. Both the lighthouse and the scenery then come into their own. Especially photographing remote towers are a challenge, but the results will often satisfy. My tripod can’t be missed while photographing. Almost all photographs are taken with a slow shutter speed and small aperture. They will not lose their sharpness and color despite the circumstances caused by limited light. Photographing the optical system of a lighthouse, the heart of the tower, takes some practice and good preparation . Rotating lenses, the bright light of the lamp and the limited light from outside impede taking sharp and well exposed photographs. A good photo shoot in a lighthouse could therefore take several hours.
Canon Digital SLR EOS 7D
Canon Digital SLR EOS 20D + BG-E2 Battery Grip
Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L USM + ET-74
Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 SP Di Canon
Marumi Circulair Polarizing Filter 77mm
B+W Circulair Polarizing Filter 67 E
B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Neutral Density Filter (1000x)
B+W 77mm 0.6 ND 102 Neutral Density Filter (4x)
Manfrotto Tripod 055XB
Manfrotto Tripod Head 808RC4
Canon RS-80N3 Remote switch