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.
Overview of ‘slow’ lifestyle workshops I follow a lot of likeminded people on Instagram, a lot of them fellow creative entrepreneurs, and so I often come across the most wonderful sounding workshops…although I wish I could, it’s impossible to attend all of those workshops! Instead, I thought I’d make an overview, for you, my fellow creative […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Wednesday the 20th of January I attended the first of the ‘Inspire sessions’ hosted by Hanke Arkenbout and Avenue Lifestyle’s Holly Marder in Holly’s beautiful home in Delft. I was so happy when I read their intentions for this new kind of workshop, which is too informal and relaxed to be called a ‘workshop’ […]