Born in 1964 in The Netherlands, in a houseboat, next to a farm, located between lakes and meadows. My first passion was music, the latest photography and editing. In a way I am still composing.
In 2007 I bought my first camera, a few months later i placed the very first pictures on the internet.
Four years later I was nominated as a finalist in the 2010/2011 Hasselblad Masters Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of photography.
Today I work as a professional photographer publishing and selling worlwide.
My main goal is still where it once started with: to capture nature's magical moments and show its beauty.
If you are interested in using my work in any form of commercial publication,
feel free to contact me through mail.
THANK YOU AND GOODBYE
Flickr isn't the place for me anymore
My dear friends and loyal viewers, if you like you can find and follow me here:
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Interview "The Poetry of Nature in The Photography of Lars van de Goor"
Interview "Een klik met het bos"
If you have placed noisy, screaming ugly and very annoying awards with no serious comment and on a regular basis,or advertising with your own pictures.............you might have been blocked!
- Auprès de mon arbre (P1 A3 Sweeper) 1,180 photos, 156 members
- 3.000+ Faves 6 photos, 23 members
- FlickrCentral Brasil 73,325 photos, 4,525 members
- Landscape Masterclass 1,522 photos, 400 members
- Kings of Flickr 216 photos, 86 members
- koku2012 42 photos, 11 members
- *Photographic Style* " (P1/ A2) " 10,183 photos, 663 members
- Ik hou van Holland,.. I Love Holland ! 37,899 photos, 834 members
- Outdoor Photographers Around The World 1,973 photos, 131 members
- World of Cars (Post 1 - Award 3) 13,022 photos, 1,380 members
- Flickrs Best Autumn Leaves and Fall Foliage Pictures 6,301 photos, 2,075 members
- **Platinum Heart Awards** (Only with 8+Heart Awards Invitation!) 191,217 photos, 14,714 members
- Views: 25,000 894 photos, 906 members
- Crepuscular Rays / 天使の階段 520 photos, 135 members
- Sun Streaks 2,725 photos, 1,086 members
- Sun Ray Sunday (still alive) 1,098 photos, 454 members
- A Landscape Photographers Art 932 photos, 222 members
- What you see is what you are2 .... re-founded! P1-C2 11,133 photos, 815 members
- DOZE mag. Issue*6 ALTERPHASE [CLOSED] 524 photos, 896 members
- !! **flickr Award (((MUST award 5))) 2,200,468 photos, 94,886 members
- Fl♥ckr Hearts -- Post 1 & Give 3 Hearts - Sweeper Active! 709,646 photos, 35,630 members
- Dragon Gold Award " The Best Of Flickr " 483,735 photos, 25,432 members
- Dreams, Love, Life.... 10,354 photos, 811 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,320 photos, 2,040 members
- **Heart Awards** (P.1 Award 5) 1,028,278 photos, 35,026 members
- SPEAKING LOVE 1,466 photos, 251 members
- DOZE mag. Issue*5 VISIONÄR [CLOSED] 672 photos, 824 members
- Ancient Forests - The Biodiversity Project 7,625 photos, 324 members
- Animals in B&W 364 photos, 123 members
- ☼ The Best of Wildlife & Nature ☼ 34,581 photos, 1,985 members
- B&W Elite ( HQ ) - Invited Only 2,770 photos, 594 members
- 50+ Faves (Post 1, Comment +Fave 2) 2,882 photos, 398 members
- Real Photo Academy 4,070 photos, 469 members
- Focus: 2010 - 2022 Tiger (Supporting Tiger Conservation) P1 A3 5,942 photos, 418 members
- 100+ Masterpieces (Post one, Comment and Fave One) 2,170 photos, 181 members
- The Amazing Photos/post 1 - comment 3 / strictly sweeper 17,907 photos, 2,443 members
- 美和藝術 Beauty and Art 191,025 photos, 8,719 members
- Night & Morning 43,552 photos, 1,660 members
- The Knight and his Princess (Admins invite only) P 1 - A/C 1 37,070 photos, 3,131 members
- The Poetry of Trees 3,664 photos, 222 members
- Nature is (second) life..only photo with 6 awards Sweeper C/3 7,337 photos, 2,189 members
- WORLD Peace HallofFame<LEVEL 3>INVITED ONLY :POST 1 - AWARD 4 14,196 photos, 3,429 members
- Phatpuppy's Favorites on Flickr P1/C1 201 photos, 49 members
- 50 000 views 249 photos, 284 members
- ♥¸.•*DreamWorks ♪♪¸.•*•♪♥ 14,985 photos, 760 members
- 喜欢就好 7,696 photos, 266 members
- DOZE mag. Issue*4 SHHH... [CLOSED] 1,098 photos, 848 members
- "Favorite" Landscapes, Scenery, Ocean Views 10,747 photos, 800 members
- Creative Photo Group_ BASIC (P1-C3) 470,109 photos, 28,820 members
- ***MONO**SEPIA**Active sweeper** 56,596 photos, 3,250 members
Pure mornings. says:
"Tus fotos son magia, la magia que nos transmite la naturaleza y que muchas veces no vemos.
Gracias por mostrar tu bonita visión del mundo.
Un saludo, Pure Mornings"
6th May, 2011
torsten hansen (berlin) says:
"Lars is not only an excellent photographer who knows how to show light and nature in quite a charming manner, he is also a wonderful person and I took the big pleasure to get to know him some days ago in Berlin personally.
It is a joy for the senses and it does never become boring to enjoy your wonderful work!
"These are the meetings with the people who make the life worth living."
22nd November, 2011
"Though I don't know Lars personally, I am always impressed and inspired by his beautiful and well thought out colour photography. I know as I look through the myriad of Flickr groups Lars's work is always on the top of my to see list and at least award and or comment on. Your work is definitely artistic photography, that has no limits.
I am honoured to be one of his many contacts, even though 99.9% of my work is B&W, I truly do find his work head and shoulders above the rest in the many groups I belong to and contribute to.
Thank you Lars for making me one of your many contacts and for a friendship that knows no bounds."
28th August, 2009
"Lars propose aux visiteurs de nombreux chemins, tous plus beaux les uns que les autres. Il ne faut pas se contenter de les admirer. Il faut, aussi, les emprunter pour partager son univers. Le long de ces sentiers, vous découvrirez la poésie, la lumière et la sérénité. Les balades sont variées et chacune d'entre elles ne manquera pas de vous surprendre.
Si vous arrivez au bout du chemin, n'hésitez pas à en prendre un autre.
En marchant dans les forêts de Lars, vous côtoierez la "Beauté" de ces paysages et finirez par atteindre la "Paix"."
10th March, 2009
M_José :-) goodbye says:
""Dear Lars, your pictures are an inspiration for me...
As if you had entered in my deeper dreams and you had robbed those images that only exist in that world...
when I say.. I love this pic... It's because my world is glad that somebody in this world has visited me without know me....
Thanks for share your inner world with me.. well, with us :-)) je
A big kiss for you... and continue showing to us more magic and beautiful landscapes!
5th March, 2009
"lars is the king of autumn and landscape photography, extraordinary, he has been of great influence for me."
11th October, 2008
"Lars is een heel creative en gevoelige fotograaf. Ik zie aan zijn foto's dat hij houd van licht en kan er dan ook behoorlijk mee om. Ook de bossen geeft hij een mysterieuze sfeer.... Hij geeft mij soms inspiratie en dat maakt een goeie fotograaf! Hij brengt altijd iets nieuws en heeft zelfs zijn eigen stijl wat hem wel behoorlijk uniek maakt.
Ik ben dan ook blij hem als vriend te hebben en hoop nog meer van hem te zien in de toekomst. Doe zo verder!
25th August, 2008
"JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! I AM AMAZED!"
14th August, 2008
"Dear Lars, your pictures are an inspiration for me...
As if you had entered in my deeper dreams and you had robbed those images that only exist in that world...
when I say.. I love this pic... is because my world is glad what somebody in the world has visited me without know it....
I hope you can understand the idea.
A big kiss for you... and thanks.
31st March, 2008
"This is one of the finest Flickr sites, with outstanding images at every turn. The most amazing landscapes and animal shots, people in dramatic light--all informed by exquisite taste and an unfailing eye........a bravura performance that just seems to continue like unforgettable music in your mind even when you're not actually viewing."
18th March, 2008
Anima Fotografie says:
"Lars understands what it takes to consistently create outstanding images. Eye, light & composition all present & correct. Keep going..."
29th February, 2008
"He is the most famous Tiger... other creatures with the same fur are on Flickr... but he is THE TIGER!!.... and... should you ever be near Amsterdam.... rent a bike... and have wonderful rides along these famous tree alleys... We even do not need a map.... just follow Tiger's wonderful pictures.... you won't fail... and it does not matter... which season you prefer....Tiger has them all well documented....! At days end... take a rest in the famous zoo... and if you are lucky... Tiger will emerge from the water.... and show his best side..... for you to take some shots ...
9th February, 2008
"Lars is a little too lazy to fill a proper profile, but..."
His work is outstanding!
His wit is refreshing!
His kind of presenting the Netherlands should make the queen Beatrix most jealous!
The fact, he is falling over his Mac from laughing by reading this right now, is my pleasure and his everyday inspiration is my joy...
Yes Lars! You have some class!
11th January, 2008
"He has some amazing capture of animals/birds...great expressions and moments. He weilds mastery over treescape shots - light and shadow and some of his abstracts are phenomenal. A great friend he is. That's my claim . Aye Lars."
2nd January, 2008
Jorg van de Goor says:
"As being the brother of Lars I'm critcal!
I know that he can make good music and that is actually his first love. I remember the day that he ask me to build a computer so he can make and edit music on it. A few years and a lot of frustration later....he decided to buy a Mac...good choice I think!!! As we all know, working on a Mac brings your creativity to higher levels (good advertising for Mac.. :-)), and Lars decided to buy a camera so he can do a little shooting beside making music. And you know what happend? In my believing one of the greater things in life happend...Lars become a outstanding photographer and every day since...I 'm so proud!!!
Dear brother....keep on doing this as you bring a lot of smiles into this world to all your Flickr contact....and for me....I love you bro, you're the best!"
11th December, 2007
"Lars’ stream is a mixture of highly original and amusing animal shots – such as a polar bear sticking its tongue out or a spoonbill attempting to fly – and some of the best photos of avenues of trees to be found on Flickr. Lars’ winning sense of humour is enough to lift one’s spirits and his pictures, especially his forest shots, often penetrated by impressively captured rays of light, are a treat for the eyes. Fellow photo-fans of Flickrland, we owe it to ourselves to make a pact not to tell Lars’ wife what he really does on Sunday mornings!"
7th December, 2007
Sandra Bögels Fotografie says:
"Lars is een creative en gepassioneerde fotograaf.
Aan zijn fotografie kan je zien dat hij veel tijd en aandacht besteed aan het selecteren van zijn mooiste foto's.
Met wat hij laat zien van nederland heb ik op een andere manier de natuur leren waarderen en bekijken.
Elke dag ben ik benieuwd wat hij zal laten zien omdat het stuk voor stuk adembenemend is.
Ben ik een beetje trots? neeeh niet een beetje, maar een heeeeellllleeeboel trots, ben ik fan................ ja Lars ik vind je fantastisch, ga zo door en bedankt voor al je inspiratie.
Super trots dat wij zo een geweldige fotograaf in nederland hebben en dat hij tot mijn vrienden behoord.
XXXXXXXXXXXX SAN XXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
2nd December, 2007
kevin dooley says:
"Lars is one of my favorite Flickr artists. His work is always so clean and colorful. I am a completely suckr for his trees and statues, they just floor me..."
3rd November, 2007
classic perfection says:
"Now then, where do I begin....
Summed up in one sentence 'A Master with a camera'. This Guy has the ability to take your breath away with every single upload. Whether it be his mind blowing nature shots, his quirky and humourous street photography or his heavenly landscapes I love them all.
Lars, you have a wicked sense of humour, a fantastic eye for detail and a talent with a camera that very few possess.
Don't ever stop :o)"
30th October, 2007
"Well, every time I think to Flickr, the first image that comes to my mind is that of a Tiger taking a bath and spouting out of the water as in a Sandokan's nightmare. I remember that I run to read the name of the author of it and so I discovered this incredible Dutch... ;-)
From then, I cannot pass a day without one or two or three or more...visits to his pages, ever knowing that I will find there some fantastic views.
I could admire for hours the gazes of his birds, the awesome look of his Vulture, and of course that incredible and never seen Happy Face!
His magical wood is a masterpiece and nobody could do better.
Uhmm....I have a BIG wish to go there and see it.
Who could say?
We wonder if maybe, one time or another, we could decide to do it and show us in Netherlands... .. .
Love you, Lars.
10th October, 2007
Art Rock (Hennie) says:
"Is there a better - and more humorous - animal photographer at Flickr than Lars van de Goor? If so, I would love to see his or her photogrpahs, because I am absolutely stunned by Lars' work. If you have spent some time in the various groups the past months, I am sure you have seen some of his classic shots like the drinking tiger, the conducting swan, and the bird with its penetrating stare ("yeah, and you know what, this is my happy face"). That said, his work on other subjects is amazing as well. His forestscapes with their surreal almost fairytale like quality are impressive, and I particularly like his "Milk & Chocolat" © series, with its highly original themes. Just have a look at his "your 25 most favorite" set and I am sure you will be as hooked to his works as I am."
25th September, 2007
- Lars van de Goor
- May 2007
- I am:
- larsvandegoor [at] gmail.com