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. To remember and be remembered.
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"
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. These days go by damn fast. If your anything like me, the ability to look back is equally as important as looking ahead.
Whatever your reason is. It's important. Let's document.
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.
MARCH 21-30 | E N G L A N D APRIL 2 - 10 | S T. T H O M A S USVI APRIL 15-30 | B A H A M A S MAY 23-28 | P A L M S P R I N G S , C A J U L Y 3-8 | M T. H O O D, O R. J U L Y 12-15 | NYC
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, and back again, I am not only convinced, but relentlessly certain, that the greatest means of travel is via sailboat.
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