Fine Art Film Photography

cortona | tuscany

amersfoort | the netherlands

Welcome to my lifestyle blog, where I share visual stories about life in Tuscany as a Dutch expat film photographer from my home 'Casa Capanni', a bed&breakfast I run with family & friends. I also share stories here about kindred spirits such as fellow expats, creative entrepreneurs and small businesses who care just as much about sustainability as I do.

the Blog

'Slow' living in Tuscany


April 7, 2018

MY FAVOURITE BOOKSHOP Books are definitely a part of an analog or ‘slow’ lifestyle. I really hope that there will always be libraries and bookshops, especially like my favourite bookshop; “Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights”. That name alone…brilliant! They’re based in Bath, which happens to be my favourite city. I’ve been there quite a […]

Favourite Bookshop in favourite city


February 16, 2018

Slow Travel Guide or directory One of the few online travel directories that have been made in the true spirit of ‘slow travel’, if not the only one. I’d call it the definitive slow travel guide. I always turn to their online directory when planning a trip. I’ve been using them for quite a few […]



February 10, 2018

The Story Behind Qnoop socks – Dutch design this is not a sponsored post   I discovered these socks in the lovely clothing store ‘Kloos’ in the centre of Amersfoort, my home-town. I remember being immediately drawn to the beautiful colours and the look of the fabric. When I picked them up, I became even […]

Qnoop – Sustainable Socks


January 4, 2018

Interview with Sara dubbeldam from ‘When Sara Smiles’, a Dutch conscious fashion blog I got in touch with Sara because I’d been following her on social media and reading her blog ‘When Sara Smiles’ for a while and I just felt I had to meet her and hear her story. I visited her in her […]

When Sara Smiles


December 5, 2017

I was in the Netherlands for 10 days at the end of October and one afternoon I got together with my muse Sascha and her beautiful friend Hanna in Amsterdam. That morning they’d put together two Autumn fashion outfits and my sister Leonique had done their hair and make-up. We were so lucky with the […]

Autumn Fashion in Amsterdam


December 2, 2017

For ‘Smudge & Blur’ I got to know the friendly face behind “De kartonnerie, bespoke cardboard product design”: Sabrine den Os. I visited her in her work studio at home in The Hague and captured her on film while she practised her craft! We then sat down for a cosy chat, whilst we drank tea […]

In the studio – De kartonnerie

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