I’m a photographer, I can freeze time – what’s your superpower?

A picture is a story: a story without words, without a language, it crosses all cultural, religious, and national boundaries, it is the purest form of a story.

Photographs have the power to freeze time and looking over them later they have the power to put you back into the past.

I take pictures of what energise me the most, out of passion for everything beautiful in this world.


This photo was actually taken onboard a KLM plane enroute from SEA to AMS. An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere. Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. Most aurora occur in a band known as the auroral zone which is typically 3° to 6° in latitudinal extent and at all local times or longitudes. The auroral zone is typically 10° to 20° from the magnetic pole defined by the axis of the Earth's magnetic dipole. During a geomagnetic storm, the auroral zone will expand to lower latitudes. The diffuse aurora is a featureless glow in the sky which may not be visible to the naked eye even on a dark night and defines the extent of the auroral zone. The discrete aurora are sharply defined features within the diffuse aurora which vary in brightness from just barely visible to the naked eye to bright enough to read a newspaper at night. Discrete aurorae are usually observed only in the night sky because they are not as bright as the sunlit sky.


I took the photo above on-board a plane en route from SEA to AMS, somewhere close to the North Pole along our parabolic path. It is one of the photos that inspires me most.


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