Shutterspeed: Colourful Dublin

My last day in the British Isles this summer was spent in Dublin, the colourful capital of Ireland. I had never been there before, but it had been on my list for a long time, and how I'd love to go back! I walked through the streets of Dublin early in the morning, inhaling the crisp morning... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Cardiff in black and white

I took these photos on the last day I spent in Cardiff, after my internship in Swansea had come to an end. I really enjoyed experimenting with light, shadows and contrast while photographing the stunning architecture from the Victorian period--the time when Cardiff was at its most prosperous. The arcades are quite unique--they even earned Cardiff the... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Ghent

Having spent this last New Year's Eve peering at dull flashes and occasional showers of sparks desperately trying to penetrate the thick fog in my hometown, Utrecht, I reminisced about spending the same night in the Belgian city of Ghent two years ago. On New Year's Eve, I whiled away the hours before midnight by sitting... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Indonesia in details

The weather is turning ever more drab and gray here in the Netherlands, and I am looking through the photos I took during my trip to Indonesia two years ago with a heavy heart. When I started photography, I kept thinking about the advice my mother once gave me: focus on the details. And it's true:... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Charming Edinburgh

A little over a month ago I visited Edinburgh while the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world) was going on. I was immediately enchanted by this beautiful city - I admit, the sunny weather did help - and I was very happy to spend my 24th birthday there. The National Gallery... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: Two walks on the Gower

Last weekend I went to visit Swansea's main attraction: the Gower peninsula. A treasure trove of natural beauty! On Saturday I made my way down to the Worm's Head, a cluster of small islands on the west coast, and then walked along the coastal path to the end of Rhossili beach. On Sunday I went to... Continue Reading →

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