As a cameraman, editor and director for several renowned Dutch current affairs programs I probably filmed some 400 reports in over 50 countries since 2002. I covered anything from natural disasters, war zones and diseases to political events, music videos and short documentaries.
These travels, I feel, gave me an interesting look into humanity and our global society. I was able to witness up close what most of us will only learn about through media. Back home I found I was eager to transfer the stories I witnessed into something more lasting than television and I decided to pick up a cherished passion: Painting.