Lashing rain over the sea, sunbeams breaking through storm clouds and bare landscapes with the occasional lonely tree here and there: all of these abound in Saskia Boelsums' landscape photographs. Her photos are overwhelming and picturesque. As you look at one of her photos of a stormy day, you can feel the wind whipping your hair.
The Dutch landscape in all its glory is revealed in her second book. But for the first time, Saskia is also publishing landscape photos she took on her trips to Germany, Switzerland and New York. There, too, she translated her love of nature into astonishing and movingly beautiful photos of striking landscapes. Saskia works in the tradition of famous landscape painters such as John Constable, Van Gogh, Jacob Maris and Jacob van Ruisdael.
Saskia is driven by the need to convey her experience of nature through photography. She is the epitome of a landscape photographer who is able to capture images of the imposing - sometimes savage - and just as often defenceless beauty of nature.
From Manon Uphoff's foreword:
Boelsums' interplay of sky and light and land, her overwhelming and yet intimate photos add a magnificent touch to what might initially appear nondescript.