Work

Welcome to my site, coming to you from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I am a portrait and reportage photographer working for people who need well-made photography to help promote their businesses and services.

Client-friendly and service-oriented, I strive to create stunning images tailored to the specific needs of my clients. I believe that the best way of achieving this goal is teamwork and open communication between client and photographer.

My clients range from independent business owners and freelancers to corporate and governmental institutions that use my work on their websites and social media as well as printed media. Whether you are a small business owner, the head of a large corporation, a nonprofit organization, or a private citizen, please feel free to get in touch with me to see if my work can be of service to you.

Personal

Self-portrait August 2020

I was born in Canada while my young Australian parents traveled through North America in the early 1960s. A few months later, with me tucked in the boot of their Volkswagon bug, they continued their travels crisscrossing through the United States.  

Their original plan was eventually to return to Australia, but one thing led to another, and we stayed in the United States. After my sister came along, we settled down in Southern California for some years and became American Citizens. But the adventure did not stop there. My father’s wanderlust led us to Madrid (2yrs.), Bilbao (2yrs.), and Taipei, Taiwan during my high school years.  

Living in different countries and experiencing other cultures from a young age taught me the skill of adapting to new situations quickly. It is also what I enjoy most about being a photographer: meeting, observing, and working with people from different backgrounds, all of whom have a different story to tell.  

I came to Amsterdam from the United States for the first time in the mid-1980s, shortly after my studies in photography. The Eastern Docklands fascinated me, and I decided to stay longer, living in an old warehouse inhabited by squatters. In 1989, the Amsterdam Municipal Archives bought eight large-format black and white photographs from my serie ‘De Borneokade.’ In retrospect, that purchase marks when my official career as a photographer began in the Netherlands. With the birth of my son Jim in 1999, I now consider The Netherlands to be home.