Diana Bloemendal in Kasteel Geldrop

Two  weeks ago I went to the Art-fair in Kasteel (Castle)  Geldrop.  Many very talented artists were present at this exhibition including Diana Bloemendal . The beautiful photographs of her project Stonehenge immediately drew my attention. Therefore it is my pleasure to introduce to you this Dutch photographer.  Note:  Diana was so kind to let me use her  photographs in this post, please be so kind to respect the copyright note. 

stonehenge door diana bloemenal

Stonehenge II

About Diana Bloemendal

Diana Bloemendal-Boshuizen (1957) and Elise Bloemendal (1989)  have been photographing under the name Imadia since 2002.  Since then both have built up an impressive portfolio of various subjects. Diana has a passion for photographing dance and concerts, horses  and nature in the Netherlands and abroad. She has been photographing since 2004 for various media and clients  in the Netherlands and abroad, and  mainly works with Nikon full-frame cameras and lenses.

Imadia Stonehenge Birth2
Birth of Stonehenge

Project Stonehenge

When we think of Stonehenge , we all at first think of England, myself as well.  As said her photo’s caught my attention,  not only because their beauty but also the title of the project made me curious where these photos might be taken.

As it turned out the photo’s are taken at the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam, Europoort.  It is the name for the expansion project of the port of Rotterdam that is located west of the (first) Maasvlakte. With this new area of ​​2,000 hectares built in the sea, the port has become 20% larger. The construction started on 1 September 2008 and officially opened on 22 May 2013.

It is in this man-made area where Diana finds inspiration for her project Stonehenge.  This artificially constructed beach fascinates her due to the contrasts between heavy industry and nature. In the shadow of the industrial mastodon, she searches for and finds the small in the surf of the North Sea and the sprayed-on sand. Shells, sea urchins, sea foam, sand,   together they form Diana’s Stonehenge.  Still images show the greatness of the small.

If you would like to see all the photographs of this project  , please visit Diane’s website by clicking on the link provided  Imadia Photography    and take some time to browse around for there is much more of her beautiful  work to see.

Note: All material in this post is copyright material of their author unless otherwise stated, no part may be used by any means without the written permission from their author.

16 thoughts on “Diana Bloemendal in Kasteel Geldrop

  1. Francina,

    I have been homesick for the sea and voila, and with these grand photographs
    you have taken me there. Thank you for that, my friend. Your site is a true haven.
    I am settled in with a cup of tea and strolling through the posts. My thanks to you
    for the scenery and the words.

    as ever,


    1. Sarah,

      Thank you , my dear friend, for your as ever lovely and much appreciated comment on Diana’s Photography. I do apologize for my late reaction, but life is getting in the way again lately..
      I will email you shortly to fill you in.. Hope all is well with you on the other side of the ocean.


    1. Thank you, Jo! 🙂 I agree with you, Diana’s photographs speaks volumes.
      Sorry for the delay in answering ..I have been not that much around lately..

    1. Thank you, Resa , and you’re welcome, as usual my pleasure to share . Happy to hear you appreciate Diana’s work. Have a great week ❤

    1. You are welcome Francina. The ancient stones here along the Mediterranean have much to say as well. Thank you for sharing her photos.

    2. They are indeed and we are fortunate to have them everywhere. My house is built of old stones and has been standing here for four hundred years. You should hear it whisper… Of course there are stone walls between many vineyards and bridges of stone… I like to walk out to the waterfall, find a place to sit and just listen.

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