Born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in 1965, Jelle grew up in a small town in The Netherlands and currently resides in New York.
During his Media Studies in Amsterdam he discovered photography and his international breakthrough came in the late 90’s when he decided to move to the US. His attention to detail and his personality made him a sought after photographer.
Since then he has worked for many premium brands, musicians, celebrities and publications.
After living in NYC for many years and observing first-hand the cultural differences between Europe and America, he was determined to be more expressive about the things he experienced. He dove right into conceptual art meanwhile using his camera as his favorite tool of communication.
His conceptual series “Fire Arms” is a powerful, peaceful message to ban fire arms.