Recap + Essense

At the end of last year I applied for the Fjallraven Polar. A super cool 300km dogsled experience in Northern Europe hosted by the outdoor brand Fjallraven. The application process was pretty simple, post three short videos on my Instagram based on different topics. Little did I know that there was a global field of

Love Raft

With the embargo lifted and the TV show now life on air I can share my behind the scenes of this amazing adventure in Sweden. My friend and outdoor buddy Stijn van Oss / TheMakerSessions was asked to assemble a team of creative, ambitious, adventurous and hard working craftsmen to set the stage of a

2023 Dutch Grand Prix

The Dutch know how to party! Back again at the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort for three days of exhilarating Formula One racing. And what were we gifted great race weekend. My photography brief was simple … summarize how the crowd experiences with the Dutch Grand Prix weekend. What makes this event on the international

NEOM Beach Games

Back in the magical Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Last visit to this country was in 2020 with the inaugural Dakar Rally and also a few years earlier with Khaled al Suwaidi’s epic run to Mekka. Saudi is going thru rapid changes. Specially in regards to opening doors to travellers. Every visit shows something new and

Rabo ClubSupport \\ Erben Wennemars

At the beginning of this year Erben Wennemars started in his new role as chairman of the Rabo ClubSupport program. Erben doesn’t need a big introduction … he’s an icon in the Dutch ice-skating world and lives & breathes sports culture.   We (NOC*NSF) designed a full year content plan starting with conversations between Erben

The Heroes of / De helden van…

In the heat of the Tokyo Paralympic Games we produced two short documentaries telling the story behind the athlete story. Who are those who contributed to their success? What happens when parents and family can’t watch the live games in Tokyo. Yeap … they get together and spread their support and love thru the atmosphere.

Barista Series

There seems to be this magical chemistry when coffee and sport find each other. They both contribute to stories. They are both a craft and require unique skills. In the world of sports you’ll find athletes and top athletes, the same with coffeemakers … with barista’s being at the top of their game. The same

My Saudi Dakar

On the first of January I find myself making an early departure from our family ski trip in the Austrain Alps. Leaving the snow behind, seeking a completely different adventure in the wilderness of Saudi Arabia. After 40 years of exploring Africa and South America the iconic Dakar Rally has embarked on a new chapter

The Woodmasters – Episode Stijn van Oss

What Stijn van Oss and I have in common is the infectious thirst for adventure. I ‘found’ Stijn on the SALT platform where he facilitates the spoon carving workshops and their festivals. Stijn is a Woodmaster in his own right. Carving cups, scoops and spoons from over 20 different types of wood using his Mora

The Woodmasters – episode Vershout

It all started by reading their book Vershout (or their English version The Forest Woodworker). I love how they describe their passion for wood and craftsmanship. Working with freshly felled trees, making useful things and working with real tools. Greenwood working is such a cool craft and a great reason to get outside again. And

Mongolia – Treading on Bones

I landed a job in Mongolia over the summer to create an image library about dino bones. It all started with an out of the blue call from an old friend, Michelle, who’s with Infiniti Motors in Hong Kong. She asked if I was interested in supporting their media program and I was all ears. Gigs

Ten things I’ve learned from a decade of solopreneurship

Ten things I’ve learned from a decade of Freedom.  Twelve years ago, on a regular run of the mill day, I got up from my comfortable corporate cubicle in a swanky office tower and handed in my resignation letter. I’d had enough of paperwork and politics and was ready to trade in my suit for

250km through Patagonia

Why would I fly to the other side of the planet and run 250km through the mountains of Patagonia? Carrying all my supplies for a week. Sharing a tent with six others. No showers and cherishing freeze dried meals to get me through seven long days. That ‘why’ question will never cease! Actually, there’s a


Being surrounded by inspiring people brings immense value. Their positive energy rubs off on others, instilling passion and motivation. Eva Clarke is one of these people. She even has not one, but eleven, Guinness World Records to her name. I’ve been working on a short film about her passion. During an interview, she shared her fear of heights. Time to

Luxor – temple guards portraits

Shooting portraits of the guards at the Habu temple was an experience to be remembered. The expression on their faces was quite magical, full of charisma and telling of so many stories. Just seeing how engaged they are in what they do and their passion for the city of Luxor makes you want to capture them. I

London with Bolshoi Ballerina’s

It started with a comfy red eye flight into London Heathrow on BA business. I ditched my bags at the hotel, got changed and went running in downtown London. It was a chilly Sunday morning in the Financial district so felt like a real ghost town. It felt great to be back in a city I

Adventure Via Ferrata

It’s adventure time! An awesome Via Ferrata recently opened on the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. With the Hajar Mountains as your backdrop, you can now attach yourself to a steel cable and, under the watchful eye of the Absolute Adventure guides, you can spend hours exploring the rock and rushing down cool

Dubai photo live talk

Canon is giving away free seats at Dubai Photography Live classes this weekend. Click on the below link to sign up. I’ve got 3 lectures scheduled about ‘Seriously Visually Storytelling’ how I got to do this fun stuff called work. Will tune deeper into Adventure and Aerial photography and will tackle your questions.  It’s a pretty

Tips for working alongside a TVC

I recently worked alongside a couple of big TV productions, shooting the stills whilst the TV crew did their thing. There’s something great about big TV gigs. They run like clockwork, are so well orchestrated, have huge crews and days are spent shooting what will result in an, albeit awesome, 90 second commercial. It’s a

Under Armour Launch Campaign #2

Back for more launch content. The Under Armour campaign was based on a series of two images. One beach image with an iconic landmark setting, which we shot with Goes Grant on the Palm Jumeirah and for the second, I needed a location with a strong athletic feel so chose the Zayed Sports Stadium. The national

DXB/AIR exhibition

We’re super stoked to announce our next photo exhibition with DXB/AIR kicking off on Sunday 11th October. When I finished up shooting out the helicopter for my book ‘Dubai Aerial Tour’, I knew then that the content I’d amassed would lead to a grand exhibition. And here it is! What’s on show? Thirty of my

TED 2020 part II

The TED project picked up some real momentum early last year with a grand exhibition at Bastikia’s XVA Gallery. Of course, I had to pop down to see what the other artists had done with their own white teddy bears. I found it really inspiring. We all had the same starting point yet everyone unleashed their

1% for the Planet. Our efforts continue…

It is a little over a year ago that I signed up to 1% for the Planet. The idea was to give back some of our revenue to support causes dedicated to preserving the natural environment. 1% for the Planet is a brilliant initiative and one that lies close to my heart. It’s nature after

Desert Stinker

It was great to have a racing bib attached to my shirt again. Last year I photographed the inaugural Desert Stinker race, an awesome race formula, organized by our good friends at Urban Ultra. During the shoot, I remember asking myself why I was on the wrong side of the camera. I should have been

The five phone calls to receive in 2014

A new year is just around the corner so let’s think about this for a moment. Whilst some see this time as a chance to party, others see it as an empty sheet of paper… a twelve-month opportunity to create magic, an opportunity to write down the things you’d love to do, a combo of

Making magic with Maserati

We’ve recently had to brush up on our Italian whilst doing some work for a new client, luxury brand Maserati. When it comes to working with new clients, there’s always a bit of testing the waters to see where my style meets their brand direction. Although they left our brief pretty open, I still tend

Abu Dhabi Triathlon Ad’s Photography

The Abu Dhabi Triathlon was once again packed full with some of the world’s strongest athletes. I’ve been shooting this race since the inaugural event in 2009.  It’s always fun, full of energy and fairly unique in that some seriously big names rub shoulders with hundreds of local weekend warriors. In a little over eight

"Daddy, can I be a Ferrari Formula One driver?"

“Daddy, can I be a Formula One driver?” buy viagra with discount will be a question one of my little boys is going to ask sooner or later. I don’t wanna kill your dreams boy, but the reality if that you’re about double the height of an average F1 driver. It’s like being a jockey.

Running for a great cause

“Love to run, run and run.” Cath is one of the unsung heroes when it comes to ultra distance running. She’s run over a dozen 100 milers in different parts levitra cialis viagra price of the world and this summer, she’s gearing up for a second bash at a sub-30 hours Badwater, one of the

A foot journey of old Dubai

My life is centered round new Dubai, with its luxurious and fashionable expat family lifestyle. I’m certainly very content here … there isn’t a single reason not to be … but I’d love to explore my world like a 5 year old would experience a new city, absorbing the energy, soaking up the vibes, eyes