Henk Botter is a Dutch national, a Chemical Engineer (MSc) and MBA-graduate by education. He spent most of his professional career working as an expat for a French multi-national Oil Company (TOTAL) in different parts of the world besides The Netherlands; France, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South-Africa and more than 10 years in China. After retiring in 2012 he bought a place in São Bras to enjoy the local climate, peace and tranquility of living in a sleepy town in the Algarve and pick up an old hobby again: photography. Being a product of the rock-generation, he still loves to play the blues-harp and to drive his Porsche fast and furious through the Algarve-hills’ winding roads. Joining the APG enabled him to try and excel in a form of art completely opposite to managing big business whilst meeting an interesting bunch of very different people with a common interest.
He owns and uses several Nikon cameras and lenses (he still has his first Nikon FM from the early seventies) but now mostly uses his D750. He also uses a Canon 50D, Sony RX100-III and a Panasonic LX3. He loves technical challenges in photography, which is apparent in most of his work. He recently decided to take on another challenge and start doing his own photo printing.