Almost my entire family worked in the cinema business, at the technical division of it. My grandfather started his own cinema company and all his children joined in. I was raised with cinema all over me. It was a logical step to go and work there too, but I decided to do the photography-school instead.
We all know that blood is thicker than water so I ended working in the cinema business, first as an operator, later I became a technical engineer. I worked for various cinemas and the Dutch Cinema-museum. The technical background of my work gave me a very broad view on pictures. It comes with the job so to say, to see a lot of movies and to get knowledge of the different materials and disciplines.
Although I worked in the cinema-business my first love for photography became stronger and stronger, so I left the cinema. All together one could say that pictures have been with me all my life.