I was born in May 1961 and raised in a family of designers, an environment with more attention to graphic beauty then to nature. After finishing my study as a social worker I have spend about 25 years at the Dutch national press agency ANP, working as a photo editor and managing public relations on a number of photo projects. I must have edited thousands of professional photos before I picked up the camera myself in 2007. 
My preference to look for subjects in nature, combined with my upbringing amongst design stuff and work experience at ANP, resulted into a mix of clear and graphic compositions and attention to subtle details.
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Cheers, Franka
It's me, towing Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov
Towing Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov in Antarctica in 2018