Pictures of a big World

a visual travel blog


Me, travel and photography

No, I did not start taking pictures when I was four years old. I liked photography since my early twenties but it was not since I discovered traveling a few years later that I got really into it. I followed some courses and of course traveled to practise (well, to be honest that wasn't the only reason). And like most things, it starts to be more enjoyable when you improve your skills.

Traveling for me is more than going on a holiday. It is more like a way of life. Packing your bags and leaving to interesting places, each with it's own special character. Colorful people. The wonders of nature and ancient cultures. Fascinating religions with equally fascinating rituals. And almost always there are lots of told and untold stories behind the things you see. Sometimes things will happen that make you feel like part of a story. Those are the best days of them all.

Apart from a traveler, photographer and travel writer I am also a parttime IT specialist, webdesigner and bass player. I live in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

I use a Nikon D800 with 24-120 F4, 16-35 F4, 50 F1.4, 20 F1.8 and 70-200 F2.8 lenses. For short trips I use an Olympus OMD or A Panasonic compact. So not everything on this travel site should be considered a portfolio.

Contact: theomolenaar -at-