Due to my interest in aviation, I became a civil aircraft maintenance engineer. And my photography subjects changed. Instead of photographing aircrafts, I started to take pictures of birds. Over the years I became more and more interested in nature and wildlife photography. Through my job I travel to many places on the globe. In my free time I take pictures from the nature around me.
In my home country, The Netherlands, it is easy to look at birds. When you drive around, you see them everywhere. Photographing them however, can be a bit more challenging.
And when I was working in Poland on the airport of Warsaw, in my free time I photographed common garden birds in a city park. The birds are sometimes handfed by people there. During a winter, one of these birds was so tame that it landed on my telephoto lens. That occurrence gave me the inspiration to use also wide angle lenses for wildlife photography.
Dedicated photography holidays and workshops are great to follow my passion. You meet fellow photographers and get new inspiration. I participated in a few of these trips, guided by professional photographers such as Marco de Paauw, Han Bouwmeester, Edo van Uchelen, Yves Adams, Bart Siebelink and Andy Rousse.
Hope you enjoy my “New Ode to Nature” and do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com!