Sandy beaches, large expanses of agricultural fields and an abundance of sunshine. Check out the blog here!
THE ARDENNES - LET'S FIND SOME BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO GET LOST
April 29, 2017 - Not too far away from my home in the Netherlands is the unique, stunning natural landscape of the Ardennes, Belgium. Check out my latest blog here, in where I explored some of the many highlights that helped make it a wonderfully natural retreat.
Relaxing in Landal greenparks resort nieuwvliet-bad, zeeland
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!
visions on tropical silence to sooth those winterblues...
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.
It's time to get away...and visit wales
Jan 15, 2017 - What a good start to the New Year! In collaboration with the tourist board of Great Britain. I've recently visited stunning Wales and the English border counties of Shropshire. I had a great few days away enjoying the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia, driving on unforgettable roads, the rolling beauty of the Shropshire Hills and the historic towns and villages that are dotted all around. Find my blog post here.
Happy new year!
Jan 1, 2017 - I want to share everyone a huge thank you for your wonderful support over the last year. Thank you for being an inspiration and a great motivation. Thank you for all your support, it means a great deal to me. Wishing all of you a fantastic and happy New Year, let’s make 2017 a great number!
Nov 26, 2016 - Again, I'm really delighted to announce that another one of my series is now completed.
Silence II is the successor to my first Silence series, in which I tried to let the specific elements stand out by capturing the tranquility and remoteness on different locations. The use of a simplistic style was essential to capture the distinguishing silence. In these series, the mood and tones are set in a way I could lay focus on the characteristics of certain locations, without being distracted by other elements.
Do what you love to do...
Nov 2, 2016 - My passion is photography and having my images hanging on walls, is a great compliment. IXXI has made this reality by creatively developing my work into this unique style of artwork. The images are printed on high-quality square cards, which you can connect to each other with the provided crosses. It’s easy to fix the IXXI to the wall with the provided hanging strip and adhesive strip, without nails. Cards can be replaced or new ones can be added easily!
The store now has now a new photography collection, including many of my pictures and available in different sizes. Check it out here.
There's a story going on behind the scenes...
Oct 1, 2016 - After my most recent assignment and visit, on behalf of the Catalonia tourist board and Vueling airlines.
A great time on one happy island
Sep 22, 2016 - Previously, I could have of only dreamed of visiting such a fantastic place, but recently I spent 4 memorable days in this happy paradise. Aruba is such a magical place. Sandy beaches, perfect temperatures and crystal clear waters. Perfect for pictures and much more in every way. Check out the blog Ihere.
No one is too old for fairytales...
Sep 16, 2016 - Join me as I wander into to the magic world of one of the Netherlands premier amusement parks the Efteling. A place where you can believe and experience the magic within my most recent photography assignment. See how I combine my personal vision on Efteling's new weblog called Wonder-lust. Also, I wrote about my adventures in a blog, check it out here.
Tour europe in style with landal Greenparks
Aug 30, 2016 - Over the summer holidays I had the wonderful opportunity to take a road trip from the Netherlands to Germany and Austria. I enjoyed a spectacular drive through some wonderful landscapes and also got the chance to stay in areas of natural beauty, thanks to Landal GreenParks Eifeler Tor and Landal GreenParks Rehrenberg.
Let your dreams take flight...
Aug 20, 2016 - I had the amazing opportunity to live the dream and visit Edmonton in Canada, in courtesy of KLM and the Edmonton tourist board. I have always wanted to visit Canada and this particular assignment provided me with the opportunity of capturing all that this wonderful, vibrant city has to offer. nd vibrant it was!
Check out my blog to see more.
Creativity is a wild mind and a creative eye
Jul 7, 2016 - Join me as I share my knowledge and experience of using the Adobe creative tools, within my latest photo series called 'Emotions'. Here I show you an insight into how I shoot, the tools I use and the development process my images undertake. Check out the blog here.
Canon campaign 'follow my footsteps'
Jun 20, 2016 - I had the great opportunity to work with Canon and host an inspiring Instameet in Rotterdam during the European 'Follow my Footsteps' campaign. I not only collaborated with Canon, but also with popular Instagrammer @bobsizoo. The whole experience was really fantastic, as I not only had the honor of telling people about creating inspirational photos with Canons pretty cool new gear, but also I enjoyed inspiring others in the 'Follow my Footsteps' campaign, which promotes creativity through photography.
During the Instameet, around 60 buddy instagrammers came together to develop and capture great images during the event. It was an overwhelming success and a great deal of fun! We shot a range of images in a variety of different locations in Rotterdam, with urban dancers providing opportunities to capture some unique shots and watertaxis transporting the groups to the spectaculair locations.
May 23, 2016 - I wanted to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to all the wonderful people at Haglöfs, Sweden, as they generously help to support both me and my partner with our outdoor adventures and travels.
We feel very privileged to be working with such a great company, that makes the coolest outdoor clothing, from some of the most sustainable materials around the world. As part of our collaboration, Haglöfs provided us with a selection of items that will undoubtedly help to keep us warm and dry during our many outdoor activities, excursions and travels.
Avrotros kunst art contest
Mar 24, 2016 - I am participating in a new project of AVROTROS; an art contest within the theme: 'the Nude'. The whole month of May is dedicated to nudity. In collaboration with the Museum Foundation, AVROTROS has organized a contest in which everyone can participate, in painting, sculpturing or drawing.
In the coming weeks I want to inspire you and take you into the world of artistic nude. Together with Brian Elstak, I sought inspiration for the creation of my own take on Nude, in the beautiful location Metal Cathedral, a unique setting of a Neo-Gothic cathedral.
Coming month, I would like to share my interpretation and creative process on artistic nude with you. I will post my produces images on Facebook and Instagram. Would you like to see what you can do with nude? Then stay tuned on my social media channels. For more inspiration, also check out the AVROTROS website www.avrotros.nl/kunst. Above is a picture of Brian and me in action!
NL: De komende weken wil ik je inspireren en meenemen in de wereld van artistiek naakt. Samen met kunstenaar Brian Elstak heb ik op de mooie locatie Metaal Kathedraal, in een unieke setting van een Neogotische kathedraal, inspiratie gezocht voor de creatie van mijn eigen naakt op papier. Dit creatieve proces wil ik komende tijd in mijn beelden weergeven en uiteindelijk mijn interpretatie van artistiek naakt met jullie delen. Via Facebook en Instagram laat ik zien welke beelden dit heeft opgeleverd.
Wil je ook laten zien wat je kunt doen met naakt? Houd dan mijn social media in de gaten voor meer inspiratie, en kijk op de website van AVROTROS kunst: www.avrotros.nl/kunst. Hierboven alvast een foto van Brian en mij in actie!
Gravity project: Flower power
I'm delighted to introduce my new series called Flower Power.
My Dutch Flower Power forms part of my Gravity project in which I want to capture earths different elements and let them stand out in their natural surroundings using moments of zero gravity.
I have tried to recreate and add new elements that bring splashing colors, build upon my first series, the Sand Creatures. The flowers were captured amongst a variety of flower fields of the Netherlands during their short period of blooming. After that, they are chopped, since they are grown primarily for the bulb. I have tried to capture them in full glory at the peak of their existence.
Iceland air instagram collaboration
Mar 7, 2016 - I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Iceland as part of the #mystopover Buddy Program, in association with IcelandAir.
It allows transatlantic travellers to do a stopover in Iceland, experience it through the eyes of a local buddy (who is part of the IcelandAir team), at no additional costs. For more information, check here. The experience was fantastic, as I have always wanted to visit Iceland and experience it's diverse, stunning beauty. I wasn't disappointed. The buddy program was fantastic, as it allowed me to experience some of the highlights of this amazing island by a local. Without her expert insight I surely would have not seen or experienced the things I did. In such a short space of time I saw so much and created some lifelong memories. If I could recommend a place to visit, then Iceland must surely be high on your list. Whether it's a tour of the island or part of a stopover with a buddy, its a must see for any traveller, photographer and adventure seeker.
Tasting art exhibition
Feb 1, 2016 - Looking back at the event, I am really thrilled, since it has been fantastic! I met lots of great people, and it was greatly visited. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments, and for buying my art, I feel very honored! If you are still interested in buying my art, they are still available in the Tasting Art webshop: TASTING ART WEBSHOP
my work exhibited at tasting art
Jan 4, 2016 - I'm delighted to announce that a fine selection of my work will be exhibited along with some great artists at the Tasting Art event in Amsterdam. If you are in Amsterdam during the dates 29th, 30th or 31st January, make sure you pass by and check it out!
Hopefully I'll see you there!
And the winner is...
Dec 6, 2015 - The photo contest has come to an end. After some wonderful entries and much consideration the winner is... @thelittlethings_love! Out of so many submissions, it was very difficult to select a winner, but this fairy tale picture with brilliant light play immediately drew my attention. I personally feel it captures distance in a stunning way.
escape the routine with landal greenparks Le duc
Nov 30, 2015 - I've been lucky enough to recently embrace my natural surroundings once more, seek opportunities of solitude and silence at Landal Greenparks Le Duc, situated in Brabant, the Netherlands.
Here I could combine my love of photography and nature, while staying at a wanderful resort in the middle of nature.
Nov 28, 2015 - I am delighted to announce an exciting photo contest which will be hosted on Instagram page @claireonline. I hope it will be a great success and draw on images from around the world.
The contest is all about distance and you will be encouraged, within your enteries, to capture inspiring images that maximise the use of depth. The lucky winner will receive the image shown above, which will form part of my new photographic series. It will be professionally printed on fine art dibond and produced by @andwolfpage, which is an online art gallery where you can find a fine selection of affordable artwork.
You can participate in this competition until the 4th December. Please use the hashtag #whatliesinthedistance and like @andwolfpage! The winner will be announced soon after. So, get out there, enjoy snapping and I look forward to seeing your work! #whatliesinthedistance
Landal greenparks miggelenberg
Aug 31, 2015 - Over the last few months I have had the good fortune of collaborating with Landal GreenParks. It provided me with a wonderful opportunity to combine my photography with my love of the outdoors. I visited the Landal GreenParks in Miggelenberg, Netherlands, which is situated close to the beautiful surroundings of the Hoge Veluwe National Park. Landal GreenParks combine great first class accommodations with fantastic natural surroundings, definitely worth visiting.
Gravity project - sand creatures
Mar 17, 2014 - Exited to announce that I finished one of my latest series called 'Sand Creatures'. Sand comes alive and creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness...
Check them out here! In this Gravity project I want to capture earths different elements and let them stand out in their natural surroundings using moments of zero gravity. 'Sand Creatures' is the first in line.
'Gravity' consists of more series and will be continued…
Featured on kuvva...again!
Oct 3, 2013 - What is even better than to be featured on Kuvva? To be featured again! :-) I have the great honor to pronounce that this time my 'Dutch Mountains' series has been selected to be among great talented artists and photographers. For those who don't know Kuvva, it is a source for wallpapers, developed by the creators of WeTransfer. The free Kuvva Mac App is available for desktop and iphone, and can automatically change your wallpaper on a schedule to suit you. Check it out here!
Ippa awards 2013
Jun 27, 2013 - Proud and honored to let you know that four of my images have been selected as winning shots for the 6th annual Ippawards 2013!!!
and finally an honorable mention in the categorie: Travel
The Netherlands is an extreme flat country where mountains barely exist. Why not have descent mountains in the Netherlands? Size doesn’t matter.
Dutch mountains is a series of photographs that visualizes big piles of coal storage, located in an industrial port area in The Netherlands. Each mountain is named after its altitude in millimeters.
The dramatic atmosphere you find in these series were inspired by dark volcanic rock sceneries, combined with shapes often to be found on places where flood basalts have occurred.
For sale on canvaspop
Apr 2, 2013 - For sale again on Limited by @Canvaspop, available for a limited time at a great price! #LTD
This photo, 'Solitude', was taken in an area that is called 'the Veluwe', in the Netherlands. The lonely tree immediately got my attention by standing there in a desolate landscape... The tree almost looked artificial. I couldn't ignored it...
Featured on Kuvva...
Jan 16, 2013 - Honored and proud to be a featured artist with my silence series on Kuvva! Check it out here! Kuvva is a source for wallpapers, developed by the creators of WeTransfer. The free Kuvva Mac App is available for desktop and iphone, and can automagically change your wallpaper on a schedule to suit you. Besides the feature, I did an interview for Kuvva, which you can find on the Kuvva blog.
Metro photo challenge 2009
Nov 22, 2009 - A place in the Dutch finals of the Global Photo Challenge!
The Global Photo Challenge is held every year in 100 cities, on four continents where Metro is published. This was the third edition. There were a total of 3 themes: "People", "Places" and "Climate Change". My entry was "Climate change". In addition to the workshop, we had won a canvas of the picture. Not the first prize, but fantastic to be part of it! You can also view the online gallery which contains photos of participants from other countries.
Oct 1, 2009 - A photo contest I have participated in, particularly drew my attention. It allowed you to have the chance to see photographs exhibited for a month in the centre of Rotterdam. The theme of this exciting photo contest was 'Still Moving'.This is my edited entry of jumping children on dunes at Ameland. They seem to stand still in the air, but are actually in full motion. To my delight and surprise, I was one of the people nominated for the prize, so thrilled to have an outdoor exhibition place. Feel very lucky! Here your will find the other nominations, and the winner of the main prize.
Decorating the osborne bull
Dec 20, 2006 - On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 'El Toro Osborne' sherry house, in many countries, they launched a contest in which you can win nice prizes. 'Decorate the Bull' was the theme of the contest. The most creative entries would be auctioned for the Children's Cancer Foundation called Kika. This allowed me to create beautiful things and for a really good cause. I participated and was awarded one of the prizes, a five-day trip to Madrid. The award was presented by, among others, Peter of Veggel (Regional Director Benelux Osborne) at the Spanish Embassy in The Hague. (Toro Alegre)