fleeting beauty. Flat horizons. Wide cloudy skies. Spots of light in the landscape. The light in the Netherlands has something special due to the water in the landscape that reflects light towards the sky. I found a way to capture the beauty of this. Traveling across my home country, I capture the moment the land, light and sky are in perfect coherence. Engaged in a daily battle, to be at the right place at the right time, I captured unique scenes of the famous Dutch light.
out of multiple photographs, my works show the beauty of Dutch light and sky in a unique way. All artworks show large scenes, many details, and often the vastness of the sky. The photographs are made with a combination of digital and analog photo gear. The biggest challenge for creating a unique work, is being at the right place at the right time. Other than the landscape, the clouds and light are always different. Following daily weather developments, searching for locations, countless attempts, being lucky, and hours of editing are all part of the creation process.
Orange, purple, white, dark, giant, small, suddenly there, changing shapes, then already gone. In the Netherlands, where land, sky and sea meet, the clouds come with a breathtaking beauty. Always there for a short moment. Then gone forever. Here is a collection of the skies I found while working on my Dutch light collection.