Hans is a widely published wildlife photographer who lives in The Netherlands. He has had a passion for photography for as long as he can remember.
As a young kid, he ventured out with his father’s old Praktica camera, making shots of the dunes and the shoreline close to his home. It didn’t take long before he bought a second-hand Nikon Em, the first of many Nikon cameras. As an avid traveller – both for private and business purposes – his interest in wildlife photography grew and fully bloomed when he bought his first digital camera, freeing him from the restrictions of slide films.
Over the last years, his search for locations and interesting species (especially birds) has intensified. Hardly a day passes without Hans venturing out with his camera. Besides shooting strong images, being outside and away from the everyday hassle gives him the most satisfaction. That’s why Hans does most of his shootings alone, even though he likes good company.
Next to being published, his work is used for explanatory boards in nature reserves across Europe. Hans opened his first international exhibition at the Bolinas Art Museum (California, USA) in 2015.