DOP / PHOTOGRAPHER / FILM MAKER
FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
I was born in France to a Dutch mother with a gypsy soul. The eldest of 4 siblings, we all got to experience living in different countries and cultures at a young age. We settled in Cape Town, South Africa for some time, then jumped ship on Australian shores and ended up in the beautiful hinterlands of Byron Bay.
Allured by the creative industry, I started my career path in Graphic & Web Design. In my late twenties my sister and I were involved in creating a fashion label on a small budget. Obviously, with my love for photography, I was to shoot the clothing on models. It wasn’t until we started selling our ranges and showcasing our images, that i realised there was so much more to good photography … so I enrolled in night college to study Photography & Film Development.
Like all of my entrepreneurial endeavours of my twenties, the fashion label fell to the ground after a couple of years. However, I stuck to finishing my studies and began assisting professional photographers. Before I knew it I was travelling the world working as a Digital Operator and Lighting Assistant for many of Australia’s top fashion and advertising photographers.
Those years as a Photographers Assistant taught me a lot about lighting, concept production and managing people. I’m now shooting photography and video freelance for many Sydney advertising agencies, as well as clients from Byron area, California and New York.