Every year it’s showing her first delightful signs of Spring, the decades old Camelia in my dad’s garden. Planted about 30 years ago and every year putting up a big show with lush red flowers elegant dangling in dark shiny green leaves. For weeks at a time it brightens up the cold February days…


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Tea: Lovteas Teacup: Albeli Italy

All images by Hilde van Gerwen SPONS VORMGEVERS

Almost nature…

Cold February morning with a beautiful book ‘Almost nature’ filled with photographs of landscapes by Gerdo de Ruijter. By launching his camera aloft, he shows the earths surface without horizon or people, revealing a very real yet abstract beauty. These images show the earth and what is happening to the land. From a satellite, or shot with a camera dangling under a kite some thirty meters up, they give a point of view like you’re a gliding bird enjoying the beauty of colors and textures of the earth.

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Book: Almost nature Publisher TAB books ISBN:978-94-6226-163-1

All images by Hilde van Gerwen SPONS VORMGEVERS




Some time ago i was asked by Angel, the designer of bridal collection ‘&forlove’ in Canada to shoot images of her beautiful weddingdresses. Didn’t have to think twice about that, cause who can say no to a lovely afternoon filled with delicate layers of lace…

So last week, with my dear sister’s daughter (first born girl in our family) as my model, my sis herself as hairdresser and my little girl in charge of make-up and nails, we had a great family afternoon shooting, laughing, and seeing our girls grow up before our eyes playing around in cloudy airy layers of lace, which left us dreaming of special days to come…

Have a beautiful Valentine’s day filled with love…x











All images by Hilde van Gerwen SPONS VORMGEVERS All copywrited, please do not use without permission. For more info, you can contact me at info@spons.nu

Weddingdresses ‘Vesper’ and ‘Olivia’ by &FORLOVE, designed by Angel, Canada www.andforlove.com

A brand new morning…

My favorite morning ritual after a long cold walk through the countryside,  is sipping a cup of tea in the company of a good book. This morning it’s the book ‘Ode to a building’ in which the 10 year long restauration of the Rijksmuseum was carefully traced by the photographer, returning every day to document the changes. She watched the undressing, the naked skin and the old lady reapplying her make-up. Her photographs show the magic of the building, even before it had one piece of art in it…

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Book: Rijksmuseum Publisher:NA010 publishers ISBN:978-94-6208-071-3

All images by Hilde van Gerwen SPONS VORMGEVERS