About me

There is nothing better than life as a landscape photographer. When I walk through the fields before dawn, for a brief moment, it feels like I am the only person in this world and I savour the tranquillity. Far away from the daily grind. Time and again nature amazes me with its beauty. It provides me with moments of stillness – pure sensation and a connection with nature – elements that play an important part in our wellbeing.

Photographer Bart Heirweg

As nature and landscape photographer I want a lot. So I do a lot. Not only do I want every picture to reflect the feeling of the moment. But it should also evoke respect for nature and photography. I want to pass on my passion for nature and photography in different ways. By means of articles, books, workshops and photography trips, I hope to inspire other, likeminded people. In the group of entrepreneurs who make up Starling Reizen I found allies to help stimulate respect and attention for nature in our society.

You can feel that these images were made from a deep connection with nature. Out of respect. And as a tribute to the stillness that it offers us. Then and there, but also here and now.

Bart Heirweg
Photographer Bart Heirweg
Photographer Bart Heirweg on the beach

My photographs have been published in national and international photography magazines and have received many awards. They are commissioned by public and private companies, tourist boards, advertising agencies but also by interior designers and private individuals. This way I bring the beauty of nature into their living or working space.

Landscape photography has become a way of life. It starts with my love and knowledge of nature, which I gladly share with photographers who not only pursue technical perfection in an image, but who also look with the same respect at nature whilst practising photography. I learned most from my own mistakes. And I would also like to offer that opportunity to other photographers.

The Earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Prijzen & successen

2018

  • Highly commended in the Magical Nature Nature photography of the year (SI)
  • Group exhibition Festival International Nature Namur, Acinapolis cinema complex (Jambes, BE)

2017

  • 2nd prize in the International Garden Photographer of the year (UK)

2016

  • Solo exhibition 'De hills of the Tour of Flanders', Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (Astana, Kazachstan)
  • Solo exhibition 'Nature in Flanders', Provincial nature education center De Kaaihoeve (BE)
  • Group exhibition 'De hills of the Tour of Flanders', Gafodi f/50 (BE)

2015

  • Highly Commended in the Bio Photo Contest (IT)
  • Highly Commended in the Asferico International Nature Photography Competition (IT)

2014

  • First prize in the AFPAN Montier-en-Der contest (FR)
  • Honourable metion in the IPA awards (USA)
  • Highly commended in the Bio Photo Contest (IT)

2013

  • Winner in the Landscape Photographer of the Year contest (UK)
  • 1st prize in the Roots/SNP nature photography competition (NL)
  • Highly Commended in the Asferico International Nature Photography Competition (IT)

2012

  • Honourable mention in the Oasis Photo Competition (IT)
  • Honourable mention in the Emirates Photography Competition (UAE)

2011

  • 1st prize in the “landscape” category of the Roots nature photography competition (NL)
  • Winner and two highly commended images in the Wild Wonders of Europe contest (UK)
  • Honorable mention in the Argus milieu photo contest (BE)

2010

  • Highly commended in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year (UK)

2009

  • 1st prize in the Digital Camera Photographer of the year contest (UK)
  • 1st prize in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the year contest (UK)
  • 3rd prize in the “portfolio” category of the NVN Nature photographer of the year contest (NL)
  • Commended in the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the year contest (UK)
  • Finalist in the Argus milieu photo contest (BE)

2008

  • Winner in the Nature's Best Backyard contest (USA)