The past weeks have been incredibly busy for me. Among other things, I was finalising my book with the printing company, giving a lecture at the Photo Days in Brussels and much more. I guess it was time to give you all a bit of an update of what’s going on these days.
New Earth – an Update on my Book
First, I have to thank all of you who made it possible to self-publish my first book. The crowdfunding campaign with Karolina Fund has been an incredible ride for me. Not in my wildest dreams did I expect to effortlessly reach my funding goal, let alone exceed it by that much. Because I gathered so much more funds, I decided to expand the book with extra pages and give it a little bit more of a premium finish. “New Earth” now has 144 pages (excluding the cover). I’m also able to print more copies. I’m incredibly proud and I can’t wait to actually hold it in my hands and get it into yours.
Today, “New Earth” is 100% finalised and is currently sitting in the queue at the factory to get printed. The current estimated delivery date will be some time in December. Due to paper shortages and increased workload at the factory, the date has been pushed a bit in comparison to what I originally announced. In my shop, you can sign up for a waitlist so you get automatically notified when it becomes available.
Lecturing for Canon Belgium – Canon Young Talent 2021
Last weekend, I travelled to Belgium for the very first time since the pandemic started. Not only did I visit family and friends but I was also giving the incredible opportunity of speaking in front of an audience at the Photo Days in Brussels for Canon Belgium.
I was a bit nervous but I really loved that I was able to speak about what I’ve been doing the past months, which is photographing the eruption. If you’re interested, it’s possible to watch the lecture again on the Canon Belgium Facebook page. Please let me know what you think of it. It’s the first time I did something like it so there’s plenty of room to learn for me!
Puffins – Guiding Unique Trips in Iceland
The past weeks I’ve also been hard at work with Puffins, a Belgian travel agency located in Knokke. We’ve not only been designing new & unique tours but also setting up a fresh schedule for 2022. Puffins is currently offering the following tours – which will all be guided by me:
- Winter Magic Along the South Coast of Iceland (including a 4×4 visit to Þórsmörk)
- Discovering the Wild South: the Southern Highlands in a 4×4 (exciting river crossings included)
- Exploration of the North of Iceland (with a visit to an island filled with hundreds of thousands of birds including puffins)
All of these tours have been designed in such a way that we visit a lot of my favourite locations in the whole country in small groups. Each tour is also available in a photography-focused package, which means we take things extra slow and take our time exploring and photographing. If you’re interested, please have a look on Puffins’ website.
Photo Calendar 2022
After a break last year, I am again selling photo calendars. This year, I’m doing things a bit different. I designed a unique, double-sided, A3-sized photo calendar for 2022, which can be hung on a wall, with one of my photographs for each month. Buying one calendar means you essentially get two calendars you can choose from.
One side has 12 images + 1 cover image about the eruption, the other side has 12 images + 1 cover image about puffins. Below each photograph you can also find a bit of trivia about the image or some a fun fact.
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