Combining my passion for Music, Photography and Travel
I was lucky to have photographed some of the biggest and most important names in rock music during the 1970s.
It was a wonderful and crazy time. I had no idea that I was recording (rock) history. Nobody knew.
We were all young and working in an industry that wasn’t considered an ‘industry’ at the time.
My two homes at the time were Los Angeles and Amsterdam.
While I was doing this wild and wacky job and building a career as a rock photographer, I owe everything to my beautiful and very patient partner and wife, Josie.
She is from Friesland, Holland, and I am from LA California, We turned out to make a great team and we are still together after forty years!
I would like to dedicate this site to her and our lovely and very talented daughters, Nora and Lisa, who inspired me to finally get this site off the ground.
I photographed interviews, sound-checks, concerts, parties, backstage and posed sessions.
Here are some of the people I photographed when I became an official Dutch Pop Photographer.
Sometimes I wasn’t allowed more than a minute. And sometimes I had a bit more time with these subjects;
The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Jackson Browne, Eagles, Iggy Pop, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, Al Jarreau, Tom Waits, The Police, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Frank Zappa, Golden Earring, Sex Pistols, Peter Frampton, The Cure, Peter Gabriel, ABBA, Elton John, Ted Nugent, Journey, Etta James, Queen, Joe Jackson, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, Dave Edmonds, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, Devo, Ian Dury, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates, Don McLean, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Kate Bush, Boney Raitt, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, The Ramones, Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army, Herman Brood, David Blue, Charlene Carter, Robert Palmer, Garland Jeffries, Sparks, Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, The Knack, The Runaways, Linda Ronstadt, Emmy Lou Harris, Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Winwood, Jim Carroll, Cheap Trick, Kiss, Gino Vannelli, The Byrds, Madness, Level 42, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Cheech and Chong, Chicago, Phil Collins in Genesis, Hazel O’Connor, Chi Coltrane, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, George Clinton, Mother’s Finest, Funkadelic, Focus, Dillinger, Chic with Nile Rogers, Tommy Bolin, Kansas, Nazareth, The Flying Burrito Brothers, David Lindley, George Duke, John Denver, Ramones, Smokey Robinson, Madness, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Dukes, etc., etc., … and there are many more slides and negatives yet to be scanned.
Also a special thanks to Robert Briel, Constant Meijers, Dick Kooiman and Jip Golsteijn!