First off, let me say, I’ve been thrilled with the response to the Beautiful Belgium photography book. I’ve sold out of my first batch of books and I have more on the way. If you live near Brussels, you can order a copy from me directly and I will sign it for you. Contact me … more
Beautiful Belgium by Alison Cornford-Matheson | Make Your Own Book After the success of the Forgotten Postcards book, I am thrilled to announce the launch of another book. This time, I am focusing on this small country I call home now – Belgium. In Beautiful Belgium you will find a combination of my travel photography … more
The Cloth Hall (or Lakenhal in Dutch) in Ypres Belgium was a warehouse for the prosperous cloth industry during the Middle Ages. These days, it is the home of the In Flanders Fields WWI Museum. I decided to create a Forgotten Postcard of this building because many of the real postcards of Ypres past reflect the devastation of WWI. I wanted … more
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any new work, but I’ve been on the road all summer photographing new locations. Now I’m busy preparing for the next Accessible Art Fair in Brussels this fall and along with launching some brand new work, I’ve been creating some new Forgotten Postcards. This digital art collage … more
This Forgotten Postcard from our autumn trip to Vouliagmeni, Greece was actually completed as a client commission. The client was planning a wedding, in the area, and found my original image through a google search. She liked the Forgotten Postcard effect and asked if it would be possible to do something similar with the original Vouliagmeni photo. … more
One my most frequently asked questions each spring is ‘when is the best time to visit the Keukenhof Gardens?’ My answer – that depends… Each autumn, 7 million flower bulbs are planted at the Keukenhof Gardens. The gardens are carefully planned so bulbs blooming early to late in the season. This means there is no … more
The Cathedral of Our Lady, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal in Dutch, is a striking landmark in Antwerp’s city centre. This Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral is on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list for Belgium. I hope my Forgotten Postcard treatment serves it well. If you would like to learn more about the Forgotten Postcards please see the overview. If you are interested … more
I’ve been itching to create a Forgotten Postcard digital art collage of Barcelona, Spain for quite some time now. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world and I am in love with the colour and audacity of the architecture there. But it was that same over-the-top architecture that held me back. How could I … more
Although I’ve been very busy lately, updating the new stock and art print galleries, I have still been creating some new work. Today’s Forgotten Postcard is from here in Brussels. This pedestrian street, Rue de Rollebeek, runs from Grand Sablon to Rue Haute in the Marolles and is lined with restaurants. Although the details are … more
The Netherlands, better known as Holland to some, is one of my favourite places to photograph. The quiet canals of Amsterdam, the flat expanses of the countryside and the incredible coastlines, have something for everyone. Below is a gallery of some of my favourite photos of The Netherlands, taken over the past 6 years. Click … more
One of my favourite things about the Christmas holidays in Brussels, Belgium is the Christmas Market. Photographing the market at night is a special treat. The market stalls are lit with a warm glow. People bustle by. The cold winter air keeps folks bundled up and cheeks rosy. For added holiday drama, the Electrabel Nights Lightshow in … more
I recently returned from a short stay in Vouliagmeni, Greece. This beautiful sea-side town was a perfect place to stay, to visit both Athens and the coastal town of Sounion. Below you can see some of my favourite travel photos from Greece. Click on the thumbnails to view the photos with detailed captions.
The historic waterfront of Ghent, Belgium is one of Flanders’ loveliest waterways. This street, known as De Graslei, borders the Leie River and is a popular spot on a sunny day. The gabled guildhalls seen here portray a typical Flemish style of architecture. The symmetrical nature of these beautiful buildings inspired this latest work of digital art. For many more … more
The Atomium is one of Brussels, Belgium’s most recognizable, and strange, landmarks. This unique piece of architecture represents an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1958 and was only meant to stand for 6 months. The Belgian people liked it so much, they decided to make it a … more
Back in April I had the great fortune to visit the north-western part of Sardinia, Italy with a photographer friend. We spent several days photographing the towns, landscape and wild-flowers of this beautiful island. Based in Alghero, we explored Capo Caccia, Porto Ferro, Stintino, Capo Falcone and Bosa. Below are a few of my favourite … more
Recently I was hired to photograph the stunning Holling Grange self-catering cottages in Abbey Dore, Hereforshire, England. The cottages have been taken over by new management and have been completely renovated to a very high standard. They were a joy to photograph, as the owners have a keen eye for detail and styling. Below is a gallery … more
Back in September I had the oportunity to visit Ireland with a couple of friends. We only had a few days but we decided to drive from Dublin to Doolin and back again. We had incredible weather and were able to visit the Cliffs of Moher, Doonagore Castle and Dunguaire Castle before heading back to … more
It’s no secret that Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands is one of my favourite garden photography locations. Until now, I hadn’t honoured it with a Forgotten Postcard. I hope I’ve done it justice. If you like this and want to see more, check out the entire Forgotten Postcards Series.
Last summer I had the oportunity to visit Berlin, Germany for a long weekend. The weather was glorious and I was pleasantly surprised by the city. The past ten years have seen a renaissance of art, culture and architecture in Berlin. There are plenty of sites, old and new, to photograph and enjoy. Click the … more
It’s been ages since I added some new work to my Forgotten Postcards series. With the next Brussels Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching in June, I’ve buckled down to work on some new pieces which I post over the next few days. Although a few of my early postcards were from Kinderdijk, in the Netherlands, … more
Spain is an enormous and varied country and one that I enjoy visiting very much. The people are warm and so is the weather. The food is delcious and there is always something to photograph. The following gallery is a collection of some of my favourite photos from Spain. The locations include Valladolid, Zaragoza, Valencia, … more
Although gardens are my photography subject of choice in the spring, there are a few other sure signs that winter is almost over. Nothing says spring like the arrival of baby sheep. These adorable spring lambs were sticking close to their mothers while I photographed them two weekends ago. Honestly, I would not want to … more
The Loire Valley in France is a magical destination for photographers. It is famous for its magnificent castles and chateaus, never-ending vineyards, and beautiful river-side landscapes. You can point your camera just about anywhere and capture a beautiful scene. For garden photographers, the Loire Valley is a paradise. Many of the chateaus have stunning gardens. … more
France is a dream destination for many people and a country that I love. It is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The following are a few of my favourite photos that I have combined in a Best of France gallery. Click the thumbnail to view a larger photo with captions.