Me crouching on a frozen Markermeer, jan. 2018. I had just been shooting the well-known Paard van Marken(lighthouse) during the sunrise. The ice had not yet started to break up over these ice breakers.
Hello and welcome,
I am a landscape and cityscape photographer based in the Netherlands. Born and bred in the north-west of England, with the Lake District to the North and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), I grew up in a beautiful part of the country. I spent a lot of my youth doing various outdoor activities in the Lake District such as walking on the fells and canoeing on the lakes. This is where my love for the outdoors and landscapes was founded.
I moved to the Netherlands after meeting my Dutch wife and have dual nationality and speak both languages. I am fully integrated in the Dutch culture as I own a bike and a pair of clogs and I speak dutch ; )
Since the digitalisation of photography my hobby has grown into a serious passion. Over the years I have specialised in landscape and Cityscape photography. I love to capture rural and natural scenes but also urban areas combining natural light with ambient light to show off the architecture of towns and cities.
I love the challenges of Landscape and Cityscape photography. Landscape photography is dependent on great light and this at its best during mornings and evenings. It can be a gamble as you can't always be sure that the weather will play ball. Even after doing all the planning and logistics if the weather let's you down, the only comfort is the fact that you have been outside. When everything does come together it gives so much satisfaction.
The challenge for cityscape photography is to find everyday scenes and give them a wow factor. I like to combine natural light with the ambient light provided by street lights and from the buildings. In the Netherlands, there are plenty of the typical old canal houses but there are also many modern architectural designs and both appeal to me.
If you would like to improve your night photography, I run workshops in which I explain the necessary camera settings and tips to capture the best possible images. It not only involves photography but a bit of post-processing which I will limit to the most simple techniques. These basic techniques will provide a vast improvement on your night photography. Check out my workshop section and get in touch.
Well that is enough about me. I'm sure that what brought you here are my images. Please have a browse through my portfolio. If you are interested in purchasing one of my images they can be bought through www.werkaandemuur.nl. I can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Vero. I would love to hear your comments. Please drop by and say hi.