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I was born in 1983 in Muscat Oman and raised all over the world. In too many places to list here. I've settled down now in Den Haag, the Netherlands and live with my five year old son. In the fall of 2016 I discovered street photography rather out of the blue as I was walking around town trying out a new lens for an old camera I had. A passion was born that day. I'm autodidact and still learning everyday and teaching myself to (hopefully) one day make the photos I dream of.  For now this is my photography journey as I wonder the streets and let life unfold around me. All photo's are unposed and candid. 


  • Winner Ed van der Elsken Photo competition 2017- Stedelijk museum
  • Winner 'Street Photography International Awards 2017'
  • Winner 'Los Angeles Center of Photography Street Awards 2018'
  • NRC Fotowedstrijd winnaar Mei 2018 - thema "Focus"


  • 23.01.2018 - 03.02.2018
    Solo Exhibition Art Bermondsey Project Space as the winner of Spi Awards, London. 
  • 16.02.2018 - 16.03.2018
    Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition at The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles.
  • 18.05.2018 - 20.05.2018
    Group Exhibition Street Sans Frontiers, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris.


  • 13.01.2018
    Volkskrant - Rubriek 'Smaak'
  • 28.04.2018
    NRC Weekend