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I’m happy you stopped by. Here you can learn about my work and about my dreams. To start you off, you could click the orange button to find out what motivates me, scroll down for my TED talk, or check out my projects from the menu bar.

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Every morning I wake up looking forward to starting the day. I love the work I do and am grateful for the opportunities I am offered along the way. Every project is different and enriching.

I am a humanist. Above all else, I believe in people. I am convinced that in the end, we all want the same things: a meaningful, happy and healthy life, to connect with the people around us, and to be recognized as a valuable human being. My work revolves around those that are cut off from one or all of these. Using film and photography, I try to speak for or on behalf of groups that have been unfortunate in the circumstances they are in, are being treated by socio-economic injustice, or are the victims of discrimination.

Ultimately, it is my conviction that every person has an interesting story. And that each human being can teach us something. As long as we are willing to look and listen.

Current Projects

new film: m/f/x

In m/f/x, three transgenders from Vietnam, Honduras and the Netherlands tell us of their struggles and victories. This documentary is currently on a world tour. Learn more.

photo exhibition

My new photo exhibition, Preferred Pronouns features portraits of people who prefer to be addressed with a different pronoun than the one assigned to them at birth. Learn more.

crying on planes?

My first photo book, Why I Cry On Airplanes, spans 15 years of images and reflects on my personal relationship with my work. Pre-order here.

I was honored to have been invited to speak at a TEDx event in 2015, in Valencia (Spain). The talk is inspired by my experiences during the 14 months of filming my documentary, Karla’s Arrival, and revolves around how babies born on the street inadvertently end up rescuing their own teenage mothers.