Bas van Laarhoven, born in 1973, living in Best, The Netherlands.

Bas van Laarhoven is an award winning photographer, specialising in nature. Already in his childhood there was an above average interest in nature and landscapes (in particular mountains). Since then he visit one or several times a year a mountain region. During these trips photography has become an increasingly important part. Other areas came "in the picture" such as rugged coastal areas, but also the immediate vicinity of his hometown is now an important photo-area for him. To develop his photography skills he successfully completed a photography study. His drive to photograph arose from his desire to capture the natural beauty around us. His style can be characterized as a search for a sense of atmosphere, detail and composition.


Highly commended portfolio 'Fens of North Brabant
De Groene Camera 2016-2017

Second place (runner up) Category Black and White
Lowland Photo Contest 2016

2 Highly Commended awards
Lowland Photo Contest 2015

Honorable Mention
Fine Art Photo Awards 2015

Semi finalist
BioPhotoContest 2015 Rivers, Lakes, Marshes and Lagoons

Overall winner
Roots nature magazine photo contest 2014

First price category ‘Insects’
Roots nature magazine photo contest 2013

First price category ‘Nature’
Zoom photomagazine photocontest 2013

'Photography is a way to express my feelings of the beauty of nature around us and hopefully helps to protect this in every possible way’

Kind regards,

Bas van Laarhoven