In 1982 I became interested with the technical side of photography. I
had until then worked in theatre, performing, directing, writing, and
choreographing. I had the opportunity to learn how to develope and print
my photographs in a professional darkroom in the multimedia center 'The Melkweg' in
Amsterdam. Around that time I also started to work with the very talented
pop photographer Kees Tabak as his studio assistant. I continued to photograph
in my own studio working with light and composition. In 1988 I showed
my nude black and white work to Suzanne Dechert, the curator of the Melkweg
Gallery, and she offered to expose it with 6 other women's erotic work
'Seven Women on Erotic Photography'.
In 1990 I had my first solo exhibition in the Melkweg Gallery. 'Amsterdam's Angels'. For the next decade I challenged myself to learn different techniques, to express the theme and character of the body of work in which my theme lay. In 199I started working in color and on locations, which I found exciting in a very different way to studio work. I describe myself as selftaught, however I have learnt from everything and everybody around me. From 2003 - 2009 I worked for Het Financieele Dagblad, a dutch version of The Financial Times. Photographing national and international well known politicians, writers, directors etc. This was an enormous learning curve once again. If the passion is there, there is no limit to what is possible. I have been passionate about my photography for more than 20 years. This is the driving force behind my work.
2009 Eduard Planting Gallery for Fine Art Photography, Amsterdam
2006 Nico Koster Gallery Modern Amsterdam
2006 Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia di Brescia 'A Female Perspective'
2005 'Fragile' ArtKitchen Amsterdam
2004 'Egocentrika' WM Gallery Amsterdam
2003 'Holland' WM gallery Amsterdam
2002 G.K.F. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2001 'Color Works' Foto Kina Cologne
1996 'European Visions of Sensuality' Japanese book expo, Amsterdam
1995 'G.K.F. 50 years' Noorderlicht Groningen
1992 Kodak d´Or award Holland
1992 'Anges' Gallery Godante Tokyo
1991 'Seven Women' Ken D'Amy Museo, Italia
1991 'Lilith' Torch Gallery, Naarden
1989 'Zeven Vrouwen' Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam
2005 'Derriere' WM Gallery Amsterdam
2002 Zwart Muur, Melkweg Gallery Amsterdam
2002 'Vintage Women' Armando Museum, Amersfoort.
2001 'Snapshots' Film van Rudolf van de Berg. Amsterdam.
2000 'Eye 2 Eye' Melkweg Gallery Amsterdam.
1998 'Portretten van Beeldende Kunstenaars' Cafe Schuim, Amsterdam.
1997 'Complete Works' Molkau Photo Museum , Leipzig.
1996 ;Angels and Others' Im Focus Gallery, Cologne
1995 'Spirit of Dance Melkweg' Gallery Amsterdam.
1994 'Collected works' Elleboogkerk, Amersfoort.
1993 'Nudes in Naarden' solo expo Biennale, Naarden.
1992 'Girls' School' Melkweg Gallery Amsterdam.
1990 'Amsterdam's Angels' Palais des Arts, Cannes, France.
1990 'Amsterdam's Angels' Melkweg Gallery Amsterdam
Catalogue Sotherbys (2003)
Catalogue Kobe Aid Auction (1998)
Catalogue Ken D´Amy Museo (1991)
Catalogue Biennale Naarden (1993)
Catalogue Biennale Naarden (1991)
Catalogue Focus (1991)
'The story of Nude
Photography' Scala publishers, worldwide. (2011)
'European Visions of Sensuality' Japan (1995)
'Eye 2 Eye' Dutch Women Photographers at the Turn of the 20th Century' (2000)
'Eros Fotografia' Italy (2003)
Bert Hartkamp collection, The Netherlands
Torch Gallery Amsterdam
Foto Museum Sittard, The Netherlands
Gallery Godante Tokyo, Japan
Ken D'amy Museo Brescia, Italy
Melkweg Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Photo Museum Molkau Leipzig, Germany
Im Focus Am Dom Museum, Keulen, Duitsland
Kayman Gallery Amsterdam
Film Museum, Amsterdam
Eduard Planting Fine Art Gallery Amsterdam
and other private collectors
1996-2011 taught creative photography at the Amsterdam Center for Photography.
2001 scholarship (werkbeurs) from the Fonds voor de Beeldendekunst.
2002 Mondriaan Foundation grant for 'Vintage Women' exhibition.
2008 Stichting Sem Presser Archief grant for 'Children of the San'
2003-2009 working each week for 'Het Financieel Dagblad' weekend edition, large portraits of politicians, writers, philosophers