Ever since I was a child my thoughts were black and white,
I was either happy or sad, there was not a lot in between.
To be honest, I’m still that kid, I’m screaming or I’m quiet.
And of course that translates into my work. I’m all in
and I turn myself inside out to tell the world what I have
to say. From day one there are a few themes that
keep coming back, probably because they are important
in my personal life. I'm always struggling with my
own identity, with the question who I really am. And then
there's the melancholy, ever since I can remember I feel
a layer of melancholy as an additional skin. Which can be
beautiful and painful at the same time. But maybe the
most important thing is honesty, I want to believe
and feel what I make. Whether it's a photo, a short video, a
drawing or a written text. I want to give the viewer
an experience of a world they may not know.
Born on 22-10-1989
Living in Arnhem (NL)
2012-2017 Fotoacademie Amsterdam (cum laude)
2016 - It's my fucking birthday (sold out)
2013 GUP new dutch photography talent 2013
2016 'The choking game' Just magazine
2016 'Dennis' Just magazine
2016 'Dennis' Kaltblut magazine
2016 'It's my fucking birthday' Kaltblut magazine
2016 'Ilke Paddenburg' Volkskrant 'V' 20 october 2016
2017 Fotolab Kiekie
2017 'Aanstormend talent' SHUTR Photo
2017 'Nachtvlinders' Yours Magazine
2017 'Max' Het Parool
2017 'Hotshot' Oh Magazine
2014 CRY HAVOC group exhibition "Resolution"
2015 Solo exhibition Arnhems Proeflokaal.
2017 REVEAL group exhibition, Loods 6 Amsterdam
2017 'Am I the border?' solo exhibition Upstairs Bar Melkweg Amsterdam
2013 GUP new dutch photography talent
2015 Nominated SO 2015 student awards