Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Palapala - taming technology through design

Barbara Klarenbeek is a yoga teacher/designer based in Scheveningen, Holland. Although currently completing her teacher training Barbara comes from a design background and after working for brands such as Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and O'Neill has now launched her own range of beautiful and unique bags. Her products truly express her inner self, coming straight from the heart and offering therapeutic floral prints on quilted feminine styles. A fantastic accessory for anyone that would like to bring her personality into all aspects of her life. Who would have thought computer sleeves could be such beautiful and personal objects. Technology can actually be user friendly it seems. Not only is Barbara a talented designer but she also gives great dynamic classes (which I had the opportunity to experience first hand) specializing in Vinyasa flow/ Power yoga and Kids yoga. If you are ever in the area you really need to treat yourself. With a great knowledge and natural presence her classes are a wholesome experience, highlighted with a well appreciated cup of tea and friendly chat at the end of the class. You can check her schedule at

Monday, February 21, 2011

Photoshoot Scheveningen HOLLAND

Thanks to the amazing staff at the Harbour Club in Scheveningen and especially Bibi and Peter for being so accomodating and helpful. Considering it was snowing outside we would have been happy with any sort of shelter let alone this inspiring sanctuary. This spot is amazing, with a view of the port and some beautiful interior design. If you are ever in Scheveningen then this is the spot for fresh seafood and a wide selection of well selacted wine. Thanks to Barbara Klarenbeek too who has been incredible, setting up meetings with shops and keeping me focused with her inspiring classes. She is the best yoga teacher in Scheveningen and a great model too. Dank je wel Barbs. Last but not least thanks to Matthieu Boher, my host and talented French photographer. Respect for braving the elements and surfing here for the past three years buddy. Merci pour tout mon amie.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Holland in Sepia

After an Expo in Zurich (Switzerland) and Cologne (Germany), Choclo found itself in Holland for a few days. A beautiful morning provided the perfect opportunity to capture some images of Holland's unique culture and way of living. Shot mainly in Sepia and black and white, the beach and streets were the perfect setting for some inspiration.