Photo journalist. While a social geography student at the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht he started working as a freelance photographer for the Utrecht University magazine. In the same period he made the photo book 'Lijn 11 naar de Uithof' ('Bus line 11 to Uithof') (1986). In 1988 he got a permanent job with daily newspaper Trouw. His work mainly focuses on national news and politics. Occasionally he makes photo reports abroad. In 1994 he was named 'Photo journalist of the year'.