As an aerospace engineer, I’m involved in a program in which my company works together with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer. Their engineering office is located just outside of the metropolis of Shanghai, a city with a population of nearly 25 million people (one and a half times the population of the Netherlands). Lots of people and lots of heavy industry has resulted into a landscape dominated by concrete structures, power lines and most of all: smog!.

Read More»

Schoorlse Duinen

Went out for a long weekend to the northwest coast of the Netherlands, an area called the “Schoorlse Duinen”.

Read More»


I recently spent a midweek holiday on one of the most popular Frisian Island, Terschelling. The island is large enough not to get bored and small enough to give you that typical “island feeling”.

Read More»

Going Compact

I never thought that I would abandon shooting with a pro sized digital SLR in favor of shooting with a compact camera. But it has happened. The main reason for me to stay away from compact cameras was the image quality. When I go out, e.g. on holidays, and make photographs, I want to do it right or not do it at all. So I would either carry my heavily loaded backpack or leave my camera at home. Often a difficult choice to make.

Until recently, when I read an article about the Sony RX1 compact camera. This little monster contains a 24 megapixel full frame sensor, combined with a very sharp 35 mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss lens. Could this be a compact camera that would give me the high image quality that I am used to from my heavy equipment?

Read More»

New Website

Hello everyone. As from today, my new website is online! My previous website was nearly fully hand written in HTML. Getting tired of manually updating my website I decided to follow a more up to date path through the use of WordPress. Together with a dedicated theme for photographers I’ve been able to create a website that is easy to maintain. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you back soon.

Best regards,