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Meet the Spirit Bear – the rare blonde black bear of Canada’s west coast
It may look like a polar bear that got a little lost and wandered too far south - but...
Exploring Canada by motorcycle
This is how I collected the photographs for my book A View to Take Home.
My travel art – almost 200 prints from over 25 destinations around the world (and counting)
“Support living artists, the dead ones don’t need it.” My inspiration comes from traveling all over the world: I...
One of my fondest memories of Paris

The Lady in Red is one of the photographs I took on my first trip to Paris after opening my fine art studio in Canada. Contrary to what most people believe, the photograph I took away from that precious experience is not posed, or edited afterwards.

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Meet the Spirit Bear – the rare blonde black bear of Canada’s west coast

It may look like a polar bear that got a little lost and wandered too far south – but these photographs are of a very rare Spirit Bear: the rare “blonde” black bear of Canada’s West Coast.

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An open letter to Mother Nature
Dear Mother Nature… and a long list of complaints follow. Alleged affairs with Jack Frost in winter, menopausal hot flashes in summer. Especially in Calgary, we’re never happy with what Mother Nature throws at us. Then again we don’t seem to realize that the definition of a Human Being... Read more
Exploring Canada by motorcycle

This is how I collected the photographs for my book A View to Take Home.

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My wolf encounters

My wolf encounters

Art October 1, 2016

I’ve had a few close encounters with wolves in the wild – and a lot of people have asked me about my encounters with these special creatures. Here’s the story.

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When Colombia calls you

When Colombia calls you

Travel September 17, 2016

Once a very untouchable country, Colombia today is more open to international travelers than it has ever been. The soaring peaks of the Andes and the motley ecology of the lowlands contributes to the indefinable nature of this ever-evolving nation. You will be able to swim in the Caribbean,... Read more
A little known story about the oldest church in Alberta, Canada

The historic McDougall Memorial United Church is located a short drive west from Calgary. In summer, I love to enjoy these country roads on my motorcycle and avoid the busy highway on my way to Canmore, Banff or beyond.

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Why I love doing a 1000 projects at a time

Am I scattered? Someone literally asked me that question the other day. I do get bored easily, so I enjoy many different things – preferably at the same time. I’m just a Dutch guy, relocated to Canada and now living a creative life around the world. I’m also a travel hacker. Bestselling author. Award winning fine art photographer. Coffee addict.

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One of the most expensive photographs I’ve created

“Higher than Empire State” probably has been one of the more expensive photographs to make so far. Some of the key ingredients: return airfare to New York, good weather, a sense of adventure, and a helicopter.

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Travel tips for New York City
“Alone in New York” turned out to be one of the most popular photographs in my fine art photograpy gallery. I’ve visited this amazing city several times, traveling solo. In this post I want to share some of my travel tips to help you prepare for your visit to... Read more