Freelance and documentary photographer (The Netherlands), is specialized in documentary photography .
Besides his personal projects, he is working for newspapers, magazines and ngo's. Arjen's photo works have been exhibited in Europe and Turkey.

Arjen started photography in 1986. He is attracted by the possibilities the camera offers to tell visual stories. He has made reportages and social documentaries in India, the Netherlands and Turkey. In 1986 Arjen visited Istanbul for the first time. He was deeply impressed by it's history and people. But it was until 2001 that he returned to Istanbul. There he  encountered a roma family which inspired him to start a photo project covering the life's of the family during a time span of 15 years. In 2006 an introduction exhibition was held at the Karsi Sanat Gallery in Istanbul. Besides this project he started to explore the city extensively. Many of his personal projects are inspired by Istanbul and it's people.
At this moment Arjen resides in Istanbul.