Born in The Netherlands, Albert Koetsier became fascinated with the concept of photography at the age of 10 when he built his first homemade camera out of an old matchbox and a pair of magnifying glasses. While working for Phillips and Siemens as an x-ray professional, he continued his passion for black and white photography on the weekends while living in the Netherlands, France and eventually settling in California with his wife and three children. This eventually prompted him to combine the two specialties creating some of the most amazing x-ray photographs using plants, flowers, shells and other inanimate objects. After leaving Siemens, Albert pursued his career as an artist traveling all across America and selling his work at various art shows. Today Albert and his wife Anne live in Lake Elsinore, California where he splits his time enjoying photography and his grandchildren.