Even though painting was my first love, photography is often the base of my work today. Inspired by Paul de Nooijers’ lessons at the school of arts I developed a great passion for photography. The photograph (both analog and digital) is and has always been the start of a creative process, instead of the end.
Both taken and found photographs are combined or made into collages. Various subjects recur in my work, but very often nature is close by. I take reality and disguise truths and add dreams to create beauty.
Words and quotes are added in combination or as contradiction to the images as an extra layer. Those layers are the essence of my work.

 He wants to know/collect so many words and quotes; they allow him to say what he wants to say.– KESTER FRERIKS, HÖRDERLIN’S TOWER

︎ photography