Born and raised in Rotterdam, through a friend of his father FLORIS visited a film set for the first time at the age of 14. Helping the video assistant out, his career started there and then, since from that moment on every school holiday he worked as a video assistant. That he got paid in gift vouchers, he didn’t mind at all, as long as he could be around. After graduating from high school he joined in professionally as a clapper loader and focus puller, working side by side with senior cinematographers like Reinier van Brummelen and Peter Greenaway. Being the first to figure out how to properly operate the revolutionary digital Red One, he was always there when that camera was used. Don't think however his fascination for doing weird stuff by now has dried up. Far from it! He still loves to build special rigs and trying out what else the camera has to give besides the usual, in order to make beautifully lighted films which have a bit of storytelling in them and a carefully thought-out style. Preferably with a nice cup of coffee to accompany him, because he likes coffee very much. In fact he has made it his life purpose to find the perfect coffee bean. But although he buys a bag in every single coffee bar he passes, the absolute perfect one he has not yet come across.