Seeing the unseen

Art director-turned-photographer – and former overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year – Marsel van Oosten pre-visualises photographs before he takes them – and sometimes even before he leaves home.

Art director-turned-photographer – and former overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year – Marsel van Oosten pre-visualises photographs before he takes them – and sometimes even before he leaves home.

“When I started getting serious with nature photography, I was like a sponge for knowledge so I tried to look at as many nature photography books as possible. The photographers that I liked the most back then were were Dutchman Frans Lanting and the American nature photographer Art Wolfe.” 


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By Simon Willmore

Simon is the Developer for Eye for the Light. He has worked in travel journalism and publishing for a decade, writing for Rough Guides, Frommer's and Bradt Guides, and is the youngest-ever chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers.