Who is Nathalie?
My name is Nathalie Gerritsen-Viguurs. Born on the 11th of september 1972 in the southern part of the Netherlands. Nowadays I live just across the border in Belgium with my husband Harry and cat 'Kater'.
My whole live I've loved all sorts of creative and artistic things. Since 2002 I am also an enthousiastic photographer. That year I bought my first digital camera (a sony dsc s-85) and learned a lot about photography by doing it, reading about it and discussing it with other photographers. Soon I noticed that I wanted to do more with this new passion. I bought a digital SLR, the Canon EOS 10D and ever since, my love for this new challenge grew bigger and bigger. And it's still growing every day. Nowadays I hardly ever leave the house without my camera (the Canon EOS 30D).
My photowork and preferences
A photographer of my photogroup once typified me as "the woman of the colours". Although I love black and white photography with portraits, I am also always looking for beautifull warm colours in the world around me. It makes me feel happy! As a starting photographer I want to be creative and many-sided. Of course I have my preferences as well. With this website I want to give you an impression of my photowork. I hope the love I have for photography is visible on this website.
Figures Photography has had several publications since her existance. For a list with publications you can view at "publications"
Under the headline "new" in the indexpage you can find new work every now and then.
My preference especially is making portraits. With this type of photography I think it is of utmost importance that the model feels comfortable during the shoot. That's why I take plenty of time for each shoot. The shoot works best when there's some kind of magic between the photographer and the model. For a selection of my portraitwork you can look at "portraits".
To make people look even better on a photo I took a visagie-lesson on the 24th of july 2004. That lesson was given by visagiste and professional model Irene Mul. In future I hope to learn more about this skill to combine it with my photography. For a view behind the scenes you can look at "visagie". Unfortunately the text is only in Dutch.
Another preference I have is making photos of nature. Especially animals (big and small) give me lots of fun. For photos of nature and animals look at "nature"
Regularly I am found at the Improvisation Theatre-group 'Zoetelieve'. Since 2003 I've been their home-photographer. Here were my roots for my love for theatre-photography. For photos of improvisation-theater, but also other music and theatre-events you can look at "performance".
Making daytrips and travelling always gives plenty of opportunities to make photos. Often I am making daytrips especially to be able to make some photographs. Going on holiday without my camera would be impossible for me! For photos of my daytrips and travelling through my own country and Europe look at "travel". Here you see me in action during our trip to Ireland.
Photo by Harry
Although I am not too fond of making weddingphotos, I have made some a few times. I only did this for people that I already knew well or for friends of mine. To view my weddingphotography you can go to "wedding".
My interest for sports-photography is still in its infancy. It is for sure a new thing for me to learn and develope. For a look at my sports-photography so far go to "sport". On the picture below you can see me at work during the cycling tour 'Acht van Chaam'.
Photo by Ramon Mangold
In some objects there's a beautiful structure to discover. And some objects just have a nice shape or color. To see what objects and buildings I have seen with my camera so far look at "objects".
Whenever there are festivals or events it is always fun to make photos of it. To view several events you can go have a look at "events and fun". Beneath this headline you can also find photos that are made for fun. Things that couldn't be put in other albums but that I still would like to show....
Of course there is copyright for all the photowork on this website. Photos may never be used without the permission of the photographer of that website. They also may not be taken from the website for personal use. For the rules of copyright go to "colofon and copyright"
On the indexpage you can go to my guestbook. I would like it if you leave a message on it after passing by.
For questions, reactions, assignments etc. you can of cours always reach me by e-mail!
Greetings from Nathalie. Home