WHY VIDEO ?
Because of my travels and studio stays at artist in residence programs in India between 1992 and 1998, I started to photograph. I became fascinated by the other religions, the lifestyles which this imposes on the people of India. The colorful and meaningful rituals they perform in their daily habits made me decide to change photographing into filming. Movement and time became important to me. I could express in a direct and communicative way the subjective experience I felt. I got more power over space, action and reaction.
Back in the Netherlands, I started editing with Frans Zwartjes.This resulted in an inspiring track of courses, TV work, editing, teaching staff commissions and the creation of my own documentaries and art videos.