I have always been drawn to images. I think it really began when I found a box full of slides that had been taken by my Grandfather, Gerrit Spaanbroek, in the 40’s and 50’s. Seeing those images as young child transported me to times and places that were impossible to reach in any other manner. They were story tellers. Some were stories of nature’s beauty, while others of people from foreign lands.
Later, leafing through magazines like “National Geographic” and “Life” transported me the same way. Now, through the proliferation of the web and social media, I am inspired almost daily. Facebook, twitter and instagram have changed photography forever. It’s awesome!