Photographer Wessel Kok often travels with Diane. Reprints of his photographs may be purchased with Diane’s articles.
Wessel has long been interested in (some would say obsessed with) photography and travel. Wessel moved to Boston from the Netherlands for a work assignment in 2002. The following year he and Diane met at the Delta baggage carousel at Logan Airport in Boston. They not only fell in love, but Wessel found a writer to bring his photographs to print, and Diane found a photographer to bring her stories to life.
They moved to North Carolina in late 2003, when Wessel was transferred to Durham by the French medical diagnostics company he works for as a research-and-development project manager. Thanks to his European upbringing and his natural curiosity, Wessel speaks Dutch, English, French, German, and some Spanish. Diane and Wessel were married in 2004 and live in Durham with their two wiener dogs, one cat, six bicycles, and four pecan trees.