Deserted Day in Gran Canaria

Best Film Travel Photographer Europe by CHYMO & MORE

Travel essay taken during my trip to Gran Canaria. These islands are located at the most south of Europe, next to Africa continent. It's deserted, remote and one of a kind. Myth was the sand dunes on Gran Canaria were brought by the wind from Sahara thousands of years ago across the Atlantic ocean. Desperately romantic.

We stayed at different parts of the island throughout the trip but one of the most memorable stays was Fataga, a tiny village located in the middle of the island in the mountains. Fataga can trace its origin back for more than 2000 years when the area was inhabited by the Guanche natives. It's also a starting point of several popular hikes. Another really wonderful place was a small beach called Tasarte; we stayed there for 2 days and had the beach totally to ourselves. Though it's not as convenient as Puerto De Mogan which serves as a base for diving and whale-watching trips, this beach is so quiet and peaceful I felt like it's belongs to us. 

One of the best experiences was watching the sunset at the sand dunes in Playa del Inglés in Maspalomas. Hard to explain, but there is something with that soft golden light filling in the sky and going done the dunes. Myth was these dunes were brought by the wind from Sahara thousands of years ago across the Atlantic ocean. Desperately romantic

Best of 2015

 #bestnine of 2015 from  Instagram

#bestnine of 2015 from Instagram

2015 has been the BEST.YEAR.EVER. Period.

It's year I truly start working as a full-time photographer, owning a business as a entrepreneur and documenting all the wonderfulness and love wholeheartedly. A direction I wasn't confident or strong enough to pursue until the beginning of 2015.

 Editorial bruidsfotografie in Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Editorial bruidsfotografie in Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

It wasn't easy - trust me. When you are acting as your own boss, secretary, marketer, customer support, accountant, and above all a photographer. The business side was overwhelming. My working time was around 80 hours per week and I wan't able to take my mind off it entirely.

 One of my favorite weddings of 2015, featured on  The Perfect Wedding

One of my favorite weddings of 2015, featured on The Perfect Wedding

Yet how should I put it... I'm literally living my dream everyday. When you are doing something you are enthusiastic about, it doesn't quite feel like work. The work I was able to accomplish and all the results it brought along are absolutely worth it. 20+ Weddings, 10+ Portrait sessions and 30+ Events/Projects - I'm enjoying each and every one of them. My job has allowed me to travel all around Netherlands from Groningen to Den Bosch, and then all the way down to Paris and Provence in France.The shooting aspects and creativity are definitely the best part.

 Photoshoot in Paris

Photoshoot in Paris

It was magical getting to know all my lovely wedding couples, wonderful collaborators like Swan Market, working with talented vendors like Naturae Design, and amazing models for personal project.  

 A story shot for Naturae Design 

A story shot for Naturae Design 

I was also able to integrate film photography into commissioned works and to give a clear definition to my style: romantic, natural and filled with genuine emotions. These are the elements that inspire me; hopefully also shine through every image and make a connection with the moment. I can't thank my clients enough for believing in my vision and allowing me to create something creatively fulfilling.

 A session shot exclusively with film.

A session shot exclusively with film.

There have been several amazing features on wedding websites all around the globe, including Belle Lumiere, B.LOVED, The Perfect Wedding, Bridal Musings, TheWeddingBlog.be, and Want That Wedding. Truly honored to receive these publications! 

 Selected in " Best Styled Shoots of 2015 " by B.LOVED

Selected in "Best Styled Shoots of 2015" by B.LOVED

So... a year full of surprising journey. In 2016 there will be much more to offer and I can't wait to experience them with you. Thank you for booking me to document your life and love ♥

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Xx Chymo