This is the white page or blank canvas on which I try to merge my love for words and my love for images, the place where my photography and writing meet.

the Blog

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For my Dutch followers Mijn column ‘Het Echte Toscane’ zoals verschenen in editie 2 van tijdschrift ‘Wonen Landelijke Stijl’: “Het Echte Toscane Tijdens de lente komt Toscane langzaam steeds meer tot leven. Toscane is dan ook op zijn groenst. Steeds vaker zie je auto’s met buitenlandse nummerborden, in Cortona worden de terrassen tevoorschijn gehaald en […]

Tuscany

March 12, 2019

Column ‘The Real Tuscany’

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Film photography is literally a slow process, because I have to wait for my rolls to be developed. The element of waiting really adds to the enjoyment of shooting film, though. While I’m shooting I have no idea how my images will turn out. It means that I’m far more conscious of every shot I […]

Tuscany

June 25, 2018

Slow Flowers Monticchiello

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Tuscan artisanal textiles Last September I was in Montalcino for the day and I came across this wonderful little shop, “Sartoria Principe”, filled to the brim with home linen and clothing made entirely by hand by the women who run the shop (two sisters). They use beautiful Italian fabrics made from natural materials like linen, […]

Tuscany

May 4, 2018

Sartoria Principe Montalcino

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The lovely Sascha Beemsterboer has a great fashion sense, as you can see on her Instagram feed @saschabeemsterboer. We had planned to shoot in the Val d’Orcia (see previous blog post), but also in Cortona and Pienza. Sascha put together these stunning outfits. I shot in Pienza in the evening (last 3 images) and in […]

Fine Art Portraits, Tuscany

August 31, 2017

Fashion shoot in Tuscany

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Tuscany has been suffering from a drought and intense heat the entire Summer, which is why the Val d’Orcia is a bit like a desert this August. Although this is terrible (lots of harvests will fail), I do really love the colours. Together with Sascha I set up this lifestyle portrait session in the Val […]

Fine Art Portraits, Tuscany

August 25, 2017

Dancing under the Tuscan sunset

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On a beautiful day in June I went to the organic farmers’ market organised by Mercatale della Valdelsa in Monteriggioni. More information can be found on Be Tuscan for a Day. It is a wonderful project which brings seasonal agricultural products made by local farmers together and to the people visiting Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi and San Gimignano. I […]

Tuscany

July 20, 2017

Monteriggioni