In 1963, at the age of fourteen,
I "discovered" photography,
using my first camera, a simple
"Agfa Clack" boxcamera.
At the age of sixteen I started
working as a photographer at a
printing company giving me the
opportunity to discover the medium.
In the late sixties I found a way to
construct "my own universe" by taking
photographs of crystallizing photo-
graphic chemicals: My first portfolio.
These photographs were published
in several photo magazines. One of the
images was published in the 1971
Annual Photography Book "Photo-
graphy of the World" from Japan.
Sixties / seventies
In that time 35 mm camera’s were
very popular, as was the Kodak
Tri X black-and-white film.
A high sensitive film with which
very contrasty and grainy negatives
could be created.
These negatives could result in
quite dramatic images, as was
fashonable at the time.
From the late ‘60s to the early
’80’s I travelled quite a lot in
Europe, the Far East, Northern
Africa and the U.S.A. I loved land-
scape photography. My favourite
film at the time was Kodachrome II
(the later Kodachrome 25), resul-
ting in high definition images.
During these years I developed my
love for natural forms and struc-
tures but also for the more formal
and geometric shapes of the