Jacob Berghoef Photography Holiday

Jacob Berghoef Photography Holiday

Dates:  Oct. 5-12th, 2019

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Jacob Berghoef, acrylic, oil, pastel, pen, Watercolor, watercolour, tour, workshop, holiday, painting, art, slikamilina, artist, Photography


Artist statement

Daily life in the western world is overflowing with stimuli that continuously force our senses to the limit of their abilities. In my photographs I seek to capture the simplicity and tranquility of natural environments and to share my experience of nature’s soul.

I paint with the colors that the natural light gives me. My camera is my brush. My work is often described by others as abstract, impressionist and painterly. My style is distinct and pure, characterized by coarse grain, overexposure, soft focus and the effects created by how I move my camera during the shot. I like experimenting and exploring the limits of what the camera can handle.

I mostly work in nature where I immerse myself in the sights, colors and sounds of the natural surroundings. I am a purist and choose to create the abstract and impressionist effects as seen in my photographs, using only camera settings. Photo software is used only to remove dust or to adjust brightness, contrast and cropping to improve my compositions. I do not use digital editing tools or filters.


The titles of my photos are an important element of the entire work of art. In addition, I often write a short poem or prose to a photo.


I am a self taught fine art photographer, with extensive experience in analog photography, developing and printing in my own darkroom, as well as working with digital cameras.


At the age of twelve, my father gave me my first camera. It was his old camera, an Agfa Click I. Thus he could prevent that I, especially during holidays, continuously asked him to allow me to take a photo with his camera. I still have that Agfa Click I, and a few of the first photos I made with it …
At the age of sixteen I bought my first SLR (Single-lens reflex) camera, at the age of seventeen I wanted to learn to develop and print my own black and white films. Since I didn’t have the money to buy an enlarger, I built one myself of wood and used the lens of my camera.

In the past few years, after quitting my demanding job in facilities management and real estate, I focused on simple, natural and sustainable living. This new way of living is reflected in my work; I am exploring the simpleness and the stillness of pure, natural environments with my camera.

I was born in the city of Gouda, the Netherlands in 1959. I currently live with my wife and dog in Nijmegen and partly in a small farmhouse in the Danish Thy region in North West Jutland; we will move to that farmhouse in the summer of 2018. The special light and colors in this coastal area of Denmark inspired me to develop my current style. My photographs are being exhibited around the world and have been sold to collectors in various countries.

See more of Jacob’s work here

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*Photographers have priority, but non-photographyer partners (shared accommodations only)
are welcome to come and enjoy the island a their own pace.


Pricing (all in Euro)

Tour Cost: €1250 + single supplement fee (most people will pay this if you are not travelling with a spouse/partner)
Non-participating partners: €1050
Single Supplement Fee: €200 (please read our General Conditions, Section 3)
Full payment due: August 15, 2019
Deposit to reserve your spot: €300 (non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Slikamilina)

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