I was born in 1983 in Muscat Oman and raised all over the world. In too many places to list here. Now living in Den Haag, the Netherlands. I discovered street photography by chance in the fall of 2016, as I was walking around town trying out a new lens for an old camera I had. A camera I hadn’t touched in years. I knew little to nothing about street photography back then, all I knew is that I had to go back and do it again. Since then, not a single week as gone by that I havent been out on the streets photographing.
Capturing and collecting moments from the lives of total strangers became a serious obsession. I can walk the streets with my camera for hours on end and completely lose myself in a meditative and intuitive state of mind. I love observing people and watching life unfold around me, it’s amazing how much happier I have become as a person by simply doing this.
The challenge of finding something interesting (to me) in the most mundane moments and often having just a split second to fit it perfectly in the frame is really exciting. I love not knowing what will present itself or with what images I will come home with.
Besides from photographing on the streets (or wherever) I’m also a full-time mother of a five year old son. I probably would not have discovered street photography if it wasn’t for him. He taught me to be curious again and appreciative of everyday life around me. To observe with empathy and without judgement.
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Nominations and Prizes
2017 Winner Ed van der Elsken Photo competition - Stedelijk museum (NL)
2017 Winner Street Photography International Awards (UK)
2018 Winner Los Angeles Center of Photography Street Awards (USA)
2018 Winner NRC Fotowedstrijd Mei - theme "Focus" (NL)
2018 Art Bermondsey Project Space as the winner of Spi Awards, London (UK)
2018 Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition, Los Angeles (USA).
2018 Blank Wall Gallery, Athens (GR)
2018 Street Sans Frontiers, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris (FR)
2019 Haute Photographie Fair, Rotterdam (NL)
2018 Volkskrant - Column: 'Smaak' (NL)
2018 NRC Weekend (NL)
2018 GUP New Photography Talent 2018 (NL)
2019 De Morgen - Column: ‘Beeldenstorm’ (BE)
2019 Focus Magazine - portfolio and interview (NL)