I clearly remember the day I held the very first copy of the first edition of my photobook 'Cold - sailing to Antarctica' in my hands. Publishing it myself was quite a risk, but turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. 'Cold' sold 10.000 copies in 3 prints - people looking for something else than the average photo book stuffed with fluffy penguins and overly saturated blue icebergs seem to like it.
After the success of 'Cold' life became easier. 'Hot - Life in the Australian outback' sold really good as well and was voted 'Best Dutch travel Photo Book of the year'. 'Men at work' won a prestigious Red Dot Award in Germany and was sold out in bookstores within a year. 'Au!' - depicting the destruction of the Amazon forest in Surinam - is the only Dutch book I produced; it was published by KIT Publishers in Amsterdam.
My fifth photo book 'Empty' came out November 2014 and tells the story of life in the remotest deserts of Namibia. In 2015 I worked on 'Anything out of nothing', a book portraying the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. The book was published in December 2015 and the text is from reporter Rinke Verkerk, with whom I visited the area for three consecutive years. Anything out of nothing got raving reviews and sold 6.000+ copies within a year.
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