My name is Raldi Somers (1976), and I am trained as an economist, but I have been working as a photographer and camera man for some time now. What started as a hobby during my trips, quickly became more than a hobby. From my home town IJsselstein (The Netherlands), I travel the world. Travelling remains, but no longer just as a hobby. My work is appreciated (and luckily also bought) by private individuals as well as large multinational corporations, like Honda USA and Times Publishing (Hong Kong).
Unlike some other photographers, I have no formal photographic education. All you see is what I thought/discovered myself, either by trial and error or by reading books and internet research. In the coming years I intend to continue to develop my skills and techniques through trainings/courses/workshops.
I mostly photograph and film animals and landscapes, but I recently started making panoramic photos, as well. With the educational development that I have planned, I hope to be able to venture into other areas of photography. These new areas could be portraits, still-life or architecture, but that is something that will work itself out in the coming months and years. This site will always have my latest work, or alternatively, if you become a fan of my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter and you will automatically be kept up-to-date on everything that is going on with me. For an impression of my footage please visit NaturalHistoryFilm.com
Although not every image is already printed, a print of any image on the site can be ready in a few days. If you have a specific request, please contact me to discuss the options (measurements, prices, delivery times etc.).
I will announce soon...
2014 - Gallery 'Het Oude Raadhuis van Warmond', The Netherlands - Various works from around the world
2013 - De Stoker Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - World parks
2012 - Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa - "Oceans of life"
2011 - Warmond Tourist Board, Warmond, The Netherlands - "Spring"
2010 - Vintage Photo Gallery, Naarden, The Netherlands - "Panta Rhei"
As you may notice, I do not participate in many gallery exhibitions. In the foreseeable future I may try to get my work out there a little more, but so far I have chosen not to do so. Become a fan of my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter to stay informed on upcoming exhibitions, because when I do participate in an exhibition it will be announced there.
2012 Finalist in the ‘Oceans of Life’ photographic competition
2012 Art Majeur - Silver award for my website
2011 Art Majeur - Silver award for my website
2010 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) - Honorable mention for image 'Bench'
2010 Art Majeur - Silver award for my website