Maurice Mikkers was born in Apeldoorn on 3 May 1986. After finishing high school in 2003, it seemed natural for Maurice to abide by his nurturing ways and pursue a career in which he could help people through laboratory research. He ended up in Utrecht studying to become a licensed Medical Laboratory Analyst. Four years later he graduated and started an internship at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), which turned into a full time job researching the detection of Toxocara canis in Tissue by using a Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Having attained his goal and realising that is was too routine for him, he decided it was time to embark on a new challenge that would tap into both his creative and technical side. He exchanged his lab coat for a Mac and Canon 5D to study “Interactive media and design (I/M/D)” at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Next to successfully pursuing his studies, Maurice works as a freelance photographer. His portfolio ranges from shooting stills for Grolsch to following kite surfers in the Western Sahara; from capturing audiences at festivals to bunnies for Playboy.