About me


Mainly I am a landscape photographer, inspired by desolated landscapes up North. These landscapes look empty, but as you will see there are nearly always relicts and artefacts of human activity in present or past.

I search (like an archeologist) for places and things, which are left by people and so enhance the feeling and atmosphere of desolation. Skies with threatening clouds or foggy weather will definitely add to this overall feeling.

Beside this theme: cityscape and architecture inspire me, but also with a tendency to melancholy and abandonment. We (humans) are there, have been there. But where are we now in these scenes?

Maybe the above mentioned also counts for my interior photography. A sense of the past is in it  and almost all of these rooms are just left by the inhabitants, only their stuff is there.


Started to photograph in my ‘early twenties’, inspired by my late father, who taught me the secrets and magic of the darkroom with smelly chemicals in the bathroom. Used a medium-format Mamiya 645 in those days, mainly shooting black & white, so I could manage the process from negative to print all by myself.

But then started a busy working carreer in Public Healthcare and photography slipped into the background for at least two and a half decade.

In my ‘early fifties’ after quitting the Healthcare, I picked up photography again, my still loved ‘Violon d’Ingres’. Got a professional education at the Fotovakschool in Amsterdam and Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, with a focus on architecture and landscape. Made a partial switch to digital photography, but still use an upgraded Mamiya 645 and a medium-format Fujifilm rangefinder camera for my black & whites.

Now sharing a selection of my work and hope that the viewer likes it and gets inspired.


You can always contact me by e-mail: johanstellerphotography@gmail.com.

I always try to answer in a short time, but when on the road it can take more time.


All picture are protected by copyright ©johanstellerphotography, all rights reserved, if you want to use a picture, please contact me


You can order a limited edition print of every photo on my blog. Editions are limited to 25 maximum. Every print will be signed and numbered.

Prints can be C-type or Inkjet prints on archival quality fine-art paper  (Hahnemühle) in several sizes.

Contact me for details and prices.

44 thoughts on “About me

  1. quite simply

    Great bio and fabulous images Johan, I could hit like on all of them. And thanks for your like, which led here . Jen

  2. dmgartphoto

    Your Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination seems to habe disappeared. It shows up in the reader but when trying to view the post you get and oops message. Great photo though.

  3. jmlight

    Hi Johan
    Great photography blog. I have always taken pictures but mostly with point and shoots – I think I’ve got an eye for the beautiful things in our world – and am blessed to go beautiful places – I had a 35mm when I was in my twenties – but never could afford the zooms – etc. I just never had a really good tool. I’ve had my Nikon D7000 for 6 months now so I am just learing but really enjoying the results. I am glad you stopped by my blog, your story, and photos are beautiful and inspiring.

  4. dnikias

    Dear Johan,
    I have nominated you for three awards; Seeds of Light, Best Moment, and Versatile Blogger. If you choose to accept my nomination, (which I sincerely hope you do) you will find indications of the next steps in my (lengthy) post. Apparently, there is no time limitation for acceptance but for your reference, in two weeks I will be removing the post and make it a page filed under Uncategorized.

  5. dnikias

    no worries – normally, I don’t either and the “chain letter” aspect of these awards is a little weird to me but at least it’s a way to spread the word about folks who deserve more exposure – keep up the excellent work!


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