H e r I t a g e : Netherlands

U p b r i n g i n g : Michigan.

E d u c a t i o n : California.

R e s u m e : Art. Aviation. Sailing.

P a s s i o n : Go everywhere, see everything, meet everyone.

M i s s i o n : Document. Share. Remember.

The reason I am a photographer is  s i m p l e,  really // It's language. It's art. It's paying attention. It's personal. It's slowing down. It's time stopping. It's milestones. It's mistakes. It's recollection. It's nostalgia. It's celebration. It's gift giving. It's traveling. It's strangers. It's friends. It's emotional. It's humorous. It is in fact, quite c o m p l e x .

"The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It's so easy to make complex"

-Yvon Chouinard

My camera and I live an unconventional life. We do a lot of traveling together. Sometimes we live and work in our little northern Michigan treehouse. Sometimes we live and sail aboard a 37' boat on the sea. My entire life I've dreamed of being able to be in two places at once. It's a work in progress... "being in two places at once"... but I think I'm getting as close as humanly possible. 

 It is portrait photography in which I am motivated. I love people, and the relationships I have with them fiercely. This life goes by damn fast, and if your anything like me, I believe the ability to look back is equally as important as looking ahead. 

Whatever your reason is. It's really important. Let's document. 

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TRAVEL DATES // 2019 Catch me while I'm near you.

When I am not in one of the following locations, it is safe to assume I am in northern Michigan.

NOVEMBER 2018 - Lagos, Portugal // DECEMBER 2018 - Portugal, Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde // JANUARY - CROSSING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN // FEBRUARY - Caribbean, BVI // MARCH - Bahamas // APRIL + MAY - US East Coast // JUNE - OCTOBER - MICHIGAN !

 Traveling slow brings with it creativity, introspection, and perspective. When I am not documenting others lives, I am sharing the joys, miseries, and comedies of living aboard. Recently having sailed double-handed from Michigan to England, I am not only convinced, but relentlessly certain, that the greatest means of travel is via sailboat. 

Sailing across the Atlantic...

A visual journal . Travels aboard S/V Louise, and more recently aboard S/V Desirée .


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