ABOUT

Highly skilled in theater photography. Started as a freelancer in 1989 and founded the company In Beeld in 1996 together with graphic designer Anya Troost.

I work or have worked with: Disney Theatrical Productions New York, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. London, Stage Entertainment Netherlands, Germany and Spain, Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet), Het Zuidelijk Toneel, Het Nationale Toneel, Opera Zuid, De Nederlandse Opera (The Dutch Opera), Het Toneel Speelt, Leine & Roebana, Joop van den Ende Theaterprodukties, Orkest de Ereprijs, Het Holland Festival, Holiday on Ice, Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel, Het Nieuwe Luxor Rotterdam.

Since 2010, besides working in the Netherlands, I started to work abroad and photographed the following productions:

Tarzan, Oberhausen November 2016
The Lion King, Scheveningen the Netherlands October 2016
Mary Poppins, Stuttgart October 2016
Schikaneder, Vienna September 2016
Aladdin, Sydney August 2016
Aladdin, London June 2016
Evita, Vienna February 2016
Beauty and the Beast, Scheveningen the Netherlands December 2015
Aladdin, European première Hamburg December 2015
Mozart, Vienna September 2015
Newsies, North American Tour October 2014
Mary Poppins Vienna September 2014
Aladdin, Broadway première at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York March 2014
Aladdin, Toronto December 2013
The Lion King, Australian tour, Sydney December 2013
Les Misérables West End, London June 2013
The Lion King, UK tour, Bristol September 2012
Mary Poppins North American tour, Charleston February 2012
Newsies, Broadway première at the Nederlander Theater in New York March 2012
Les Misérables New Jersey, United States November 2010
Les Misérables Madrid, Spain November 2010
Mary Poppins Melbourne, Australia August 2010

Goals: to grasp the essence of theater productions in striking images.
Specialties: dance photography and theater photography.

Dance: movement and aesthetics
I started to work for the Dutch National Ballet in 1992. Untill 2004 I did all stage photography for them and worked closely with Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk, Hans van Manen, Wayne Eagling and Ted Brandsen.

Marieke Simons en Boris de Leeuw

Dancers: Marieke Simons and Boris de Leeuw

Opera: picturesque scenery and light
I also started to work for De Nederlandse Opera under the direction of Pierre Audi and Opera Zuid.

Rigoletto, de Nederlandse Opera, direction Monique Wagemakers, 1996

Rigoletto, De Nederlandse Opera Direction: Monique Wagemakers

Theater: emotion
Then theater caught my attention.

Chris Nietvelt in De Tramlijn die Verlangen Heet, Het Zuidelijk Toneel, director Ivo van Hove, 1996

Chris Nietvelt De Tramlijn Die Verlangen Heet (A Streetcar Named Desire) Het Zuidelijk Toneel, Ivo van Hove

Musical: movement, picturesque scenery, light and emotion
And finally musical, a combination of all the above. My first musical was Titanic with Danny de Munk in 1996.

Les Misérables by Cameron Mackintosh, New Jersey USA 2010

Les Misérables, Cameron Mackintosh, New Jersey USA