Born in the suburbs of Amsterdam, Siep?s formative years were spent in the beautiful flower fields and beaches of the Netherlands. Siep enjoyed hiking and exploring the forests in the region, and the beautiful spring and fall colors had an overwhelming influence on his creativity.
Siep moved to the United States and was awed by the abundance of nature and wildlife. He has remained in the US since that time, though he visits Western Europe on picture excursions and to see his family.
Siep explains his approach to photography, ?Nature has many elements, each season its own character. The challenge for me is to depict this character in such a way that others become aware and enthusiastic about the often surprising and unique beauty of nature.?