In 2003 and 2005 I left for the USA to include a street portrait series in my portfolio. The American culture has always attracted me. Here in the Netherlands, but also in Europe we are influenced a lot by the American culture. Music, movies, politics, you name it, I think it has a big impact on our daily life. Taking that on board, I was interested in the 'Real American'. Who is he, what does he looks like etc. ? The portraits were made in New Orleans ( before the flood ), Houston, Las Vegas and New York.