Along the Pipeline – Energy East Photography Project Published in Ricochet

Bob Smoker

I am very pleased to announce that Along the Pipeline, my photography portrait series on TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline has now been published in Ricochet. Ricochet is the new national online media outlet in Canada and I am very excited to partner with them for this publication. They have done an exceptional job of highlighting the 24 select images, the captions and audio files. Please visit their sites to see the stories.

Part One – Published last week
Part Two – Published this week

There is more exciting things coming from this project, including publishing in two different art magazines and gallery openings in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more.

Corsica | Hiking the Mare a Mare Nord

I was going through the photography archive the last few days picking out images to send to my image partner Aurora Photos. I came across these images from a wonderful hiking trip to Corsica from a couple of years ago.

We were eager to not fly and put more carbon than necessary into the atmosphere so we caught the train from Amsterdam to Nice, the overnight ferry to Bastia and then the amazing little train to Corte. From Corte we joined the Mare a Mare Nord. The trail was surprisingly difficult, it goes over many different mountain ranges and in November is incredibly empty. It rained, snowed, blew and shone and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Corsica immediately.

Photographs below.

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Amsterdam Travel Photography – Garuda Airlines Magazine

I recently had the pleasure of contributing to an article on Amsterdam for the May edition of Garuda Airlines Colours magazine. It was great to photograph the city that I have been living in for the last couple of years from my perspective for this magazine. In the gallery below are some of the images that were published.

Rotterdam Summer Carnival Street Parade

A selection of images from the Rotterdam street parade during the Zomercarnaval. The highlight of the annual festival (Rotterdam Unlimited) is the tropical themed street parade. Countless communities from Rotterdam prepare for months, decorating costumes for the colorful parade. The result is a family friendly parade through 6km of Rotterdam streets that typically attracts over 2000 participants.

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National Geographic Netherlands/Belgie – Verdwaald in de Algarve

This month, the National Geographic Netherlands/Belgie Netherlands edition has an article on the Algarve region in Portugal that I photographed. If you are in the Netherlands or Belgium, I invite you to go and pick up a copy from a shop and check out my take on the Algarve.

Award: Ireland Tourism Bureau for Photography and Article on Belfast

Today Elegance magazine and I were awarded the Titanic Prize for the best Titanic Article from the Tourism Bureau of Ireland. Jolanda van der Ploeg, writer and chief editor of Elegance Magazine, and I spent a few days in Belfast last year working on this article. It was noted that the writing and the photography did a great job of describing the city, inviting visitors and noting the history of the Titanic and the shipbuilding yards of Belfast. (100 years ago the Titanic was built in Belfast).

We are very happy that our hard work went noticed and I am especially pleased that my travel photography drew the attention of the jury and helped make this award possible. Tear sheets from the gallery are included below.

Tear Sheets – Elegance – Images by Robert van Waarden

National Geographic Traveler – Landmark Trust

National Geographic Traveler: Landmark Trust

In 2010 I had the pleasure of photographing the Landmark Trust Sites in England and Wales for the National Geographic Traveler. Together with Maartje de Gruyter we spent a week journeying through the countrysides of the old country and photographing and documenting these incredible buildings that have been saved by the Landmark Trust. This was published in National Geographic Traveler. Slideshow of the images below.





Prague Photography – Quiet Moments in a Heart of Tourism

This morning I returned from Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. What a beautiful city! It has been 10 years since I looked down on the town from the castle. It has also been a while since I shared the streets with so many tourists. Prague is the premier tourism destination in central Europe. Everyone and their family was out on the sunny Saturday afternoon that I took my 85mm for a walk. Below are the moments of calm that I captured from the hustle. I hope you enjoy.

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