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

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August 10, 2017

The lifestyle shoot I organised last Summer together with my sister Leonique with two sisters as models has been published on the Belle Lumiere journal! I love what Belle Lumiere wrote as a caption: “Creating art with family can be so rewarding … and fun! As you can see if these stunning images captured by […]

Belle Lumiere journal

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April 1, 2017

During my stay in our cottage in the Cotswolds, I had the pleasure to discover another Cotswolds village, called Castle Combe. The name sounds like it stems from a fairy tale. And honestly, the village looks like it is from a fairy tale. It is quintessentially English and I fell in love with it. It […]

Castle Combe

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December 18, 2016

The second image in the “Drawings of Light” series. I took this during the olive harvest, and while I took it I had no idea how the image would turn out, but now it is one of my favourites. I love the Autumn, I was born in November, and I especially love the Autumn in […]

Evanescent

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December 16, 2016

This is the first in a series of film images I will post, completely on their own, because I feel that they demonstrate the beauty of film photography, its painterly quality. I will call this series ‘Drawings of Light’, which is also the title of my blog.

‘After the Harvest’

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September 14, 2016

After my stay in England, I was in Holland for a short while, before I’d head off to Italy. Together with wonderful fellow photographer Gaby Jongenelen we managed to squeeze in an afternoon of shooting together, at her lovely home in Rotterdam. We had both participated in the first Inspire session hosted by Holly Marder […]

Lifestyle/boudoir inspiration session

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September 10, 2016

Unfortunately it looks like there won’t be a real Winter this year. For a few days in January it felt like Winter had arrived after all. Children were wearing hats and those gloves attached to their sleeves. Everyone was dressed warm as it was almost freezing. On one of those days I took a stroll […]

Wintry Amersfoort

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