After his studies he worked as a documentary filmmaker and followed geese from their wintering grounds in the Netherlands to the Russian tundra, where they breed. While spending his summers in the Arctic he became more and more interested in the traditional ways of life of the Inuit, Nenets and Yakutians. Their relationship with nature and functional knowledge of animals inspired him. He started hunting and build up a career in bushcraft. He now works as an instructor for Living by nature.