These days we are overloaded with nature photos. If it’s not from ourselves, it is from others. Nature photography is ‘hot’. The more difficult it is to stand out with your pictures of course. One of the people who, in my opinion, does stand out, is Ronald Hofmeester. He has recently published his first book, called ‘Ondersteboven’, roughly translated as ‘totally blown away’. His book is a combination of pictures and poems (in Dutch). It is an ode to nature around us which we so often pass but don’t see. Ronald has always inspired me with his creative own style. When he told me about his book I already knew from the beginning this was going to be a good one. My feeling proved to be correct. Last Sunday there was the presentation of his book. And although this was in the first place a very special day for Ronald, it was also special for me. What was the case? Ronald had asked me to accept the first copy of his book! What an honor! This doesn’t happen to me every day of course, so I was totally ‘Ondersteboven’ (blown away) by this beautiful gesture. The book turned out to be really beautiful. Also his son Tim made a very special and personal sound picture to accompany the book. Congrats for Ronald, he did a great job.

Getting curious about the book? See for more information and ordering Ronald’s website (only in Dutch).

Picture taken by Edwin Giesbers.

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