Before Christmas, I was fortunate enough to visit two stunning places in Västerbotten, Sweden: Hemavan and Tärnaby! In only a few hours, I set my feet in a 30 cm pack of snow in -19 degrees celsius, to explore the beautiful wonders of winterwonderland in the purest of nature. As I am sorting out my 1200 pictures, more photos will follow here soon. If you haven't done so yet, please suscribe to my mailing list to follow my latest news, blogposts and prints and to keep updated!
It is such a great honour to have some of my images featured in a brand new book called the 'Rotterdam - Tribute' ('Eerbetoon') by well-known Rotterdammer Edwin Veekens. It was launched last Friday 1st December and contains some beautiful, creative stories from inspiring Rotterdam cityzens. Also, it is a stunning book full of amazing photos.
... and I am very proud to say that my work is also published in this beautiful book!!
I have been lucky enough to have been invited to be the photographer for the 'Inspirerende 40' (The Inspiring 40) event, organized by Synergie, an Identity and Brand strategy agency based in Utrecht. Within an exhibition and their presentation, I inspired the guests with my photography.
In collaboration with the Swiss tourist board, I had a unique opportunity to share my viewpoint of Switzerland along with three other big Instagram influencers in a unique and creative campaign. Our Swiss photographs were exhibited at the stations of Utrecht and Antwerp. There, you had the unique opportunity to like and share all the photographs offline! And by doing so, you would also have the chance to win a trip to Switzerland for two. Check out the photos below and read all about my adventures in Switzerland soon on this website.
It was a delight to have the opportunity this discovers this glorious Greek Island and lap up some late summer sunshine. Read about my discoveries on my blogpage soon.
By invitation from the tourist board of Skane in Sweden. I spent a memorable few days exploring this unique corner of Sweden. Read all about it soon in my blog here on this website, to find out more about what I've been up to.
Working in partnership with Cathay Pacific airlines, I had the chance to capture 'Silence' in this amazing and diverse jewel of South East Asia. Read about my blog '10 photospots I discovered in Hong Kong' here: claireonline.nl/blogs/photospotsinhongkong
"You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you." - Nury Vittachi, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams
Again, I have had the opportunity to work with Landal Greenparks, this time on the Netherlands most popular island: The island of Texel. During our stay, I was lucky to see there was a rare natural phenomenon taking place, where a lake has colored pink due to the algae and high level of salt in the water. Of course I had to see it for myself, since it wasn't far from Landal GreenParks Sluftervallei where we were staying at the moment. Nature is incredible!
Read all about my summer adventures to the beautiful Bretagne coast in France and join me as I tell you more about 'Glamping under the Stars'. A perfect way to get close to nature, while having all the conveniences of home.
It was my dream to explore the beautiful Dolomites, in Italy. With thanks to Visit Trentino, my dream became possible. Recently, I've had the wonderful opportunity to explore this glorious mountain region of northern Italy and discover many other hidden gems. Check out 6 of the greatest photospots in Trentino, I wrote about here!
June 10, 2017 - Canon is looking for The ultimate storyteller on Instagram! The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories! Have you got it in you to tell a good story through your photos? Then apply for this lifetime opportunity by sharing your unique summer story before June 29 / 2017. And who knows... Zoë Kravitz might select you as a winner!
All you have to do is:
1 capture an image that tells your story
2 write your story (keep it under 50 words)
3 share it on instagram with #LiveForTheStory #365dagenzomer and @canonNederland
Find out more here: www.canon.nl/live-for-the-story
June 6, 2017 - My adventures in Scandinavia continue as this time I visited the wilderness and inspiring natural wonders of northern Sweden. Lush green forests, tranquil waters on crystal clear lakes, traditional living and perfect sounds of silence.
The latest trip to Sweden has been a personal adventure for me and one that suited my interests and complete love of nature. Read my latest blog soon to find out what amazing experiences I have enjoyed!
May 30, 2017 - Horseback riding in a stunning landscape and sleeping under the stars is what dreams are made of and a must do for any would be adventurer. I've managed to fullfil my dreams, with my most recent visit to Ireland and the spectacular South West region. Read on and find out more in my latest blog post soon, in where I will highlight some of my top tips and places to visit in this fabulous region of the Emerald Isle.
Sandy beaches, large expanses of agricultural fields and an abundance of sunshine. Check out the blog here!
"Stunning floral masterpieces" is what MSN wrote. What a great honor! Read the full article here:
March 8, 2017 - Last week we visited the Landal GreenParks Strand resort Nieuwvlied-Bad in the Netherlands, which is situated next to the stunning beach of Nieuwvliet in Zeeland. (Dutch Flanders) Landal GreenParks combine great first class accommodations with fantastic natural surroundings which are definitely worth visiting.
With many places nearby to visit, such as Brugge, Gent, Sluis and Knokke, everything you need is right here. The beach, fresh air, stunning nature for long walks, perfect cycling routes or searching for sharkteeth on the beaches. Or if you like, you can just take it easy with all the relaxing facilities of this beautiful resort. We weren't bored for a second, and I would love to come back here someday!
Feb 13, 2017 - I'm really pleased to announce and share another one of my fine art photography series, called Tropical Silence!
Tropical Silence is the latest addition to my Silence I and Silence II series. Within my new work, I have tried to capture the unique tranquility and remoteness from different locations on the stunningly beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba. The use of a simplicity, bright colors and subtle tones, capture the essence of this wonderful paradise.