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Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

Notebooks and 2012 Agendas are here!

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 - A Photography Book

Beautiful Belgium – A Photography Book

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

Cloth Hall - Ypres, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

Cloth Hall – Ypres, Belgium | Forgotten Postcard

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


Bouchout Castle, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Bouchout Castle, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Bouchout Castle, Kasteel van Bouchout in Dutch, is located in the town of Meise, near Brussels, and is now at the centre of the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. Although the castle has been heavily restored, I felt the classic architecture lends itself well to the Forgotten Postcards treatment. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments … more

Vouliagmeni, Greece - Forgotten Postcard

Vouliagmeni, Greece – Forgotten Postcard

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

The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

The Best Time to Visit Keukenhof Gardens

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 Netherlands Photo Gallery

The Netherlands Photo Gallery

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

Brussels Christmas Market Photo Gallery

Brussels Christmas Market Photo Gallery

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

Athens, Sounion and Vouliagmeni Greece Photo Gallery

Athens, Sounion and Vouliagmeni Greece Photo Gallery

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.


Het Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Het Steen Castle, Antwerp, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

Het Steen (the stone, in Flemish) is a small castle on the bank of the river Schelde in Antwerp, Belgium. This Medieval fortress is open to the public and houses the naval museum. This imposing structure seemed the perfect choice for the Forgotten Postcard treatment. I hope you like it! For many more iconic scenes … more

Krakow, Poland - Forgotten Postcard

Krakow, Poland – Forgotten Postcard

As you may have noticed, I’m hard at work on a new batch of Forgotten Postcards for the upcoming Accessible Art Fair. These are not only works of photographic collage, but also artistic reminders of places I have visited and enjoyed. This postcard is from a recent visit to Krakow, Poland; a city I fell … more

Forgotten Postcards Available in Three Options

Forgotten Postcards Available in Three Options

While working with clients on a custom Forgotten Postcard of The Sainte Catherine/Sint Katelijne Square and church, I was asked what options I could offer. As with many of my clients, they were worried how the colours of the art would match the decor of their home. As a commercial photographer first and foremost, I’ve never been … more


Forgotten Postcard Diptych - Sainte Catherine Church - Brussels, Belgium

Forgotten Postcard Diptych – Sainte Catherine Church – Brussels, Belgium

Recently, I was hired to create a custom Forgotten Postcard for an expat who was leaving Brussels. The Sainte Catherine/Sint Katelijne Square and church had significant meaning to the family and they wanted to memorialize it in a work of art. This is the final piece: While photographing the church for the Forgotten Postcard, I took photos of several different … more

Food Photography

Food Photography

I love good food. I also love to cook. Luckily, this combines well with my passion for photography. Often, before I’m about to dive in to a lovely meal, I grab my camera and photograph my plate. Yes, occasionally this results in some strange looks from my fellow diners, but I think the results are … more

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2010

This spring, once again, I spent a day photographing tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands. Keukenhof is the world’s largest spring bulb garden and every year the tulips on display are outstanding. Below, you’ll find a gallery of my favourite photos from 2010. I hope you enjoy them. Leave your favourites in the … more


Sardinia, Italy Photo Gallery

Sardinia, Italy Photo Gallery

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

Manneken Pis, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Manneken Pis, Brussels – Forgotten Postcard

Manneken Pis, that little statue of a peeing boy, is an odd but iconic symbol of Brussels, Belgium. Tucked in a corner near Grand Place, Manneken Pis is often surrounded by flocks of tourits who come to see his many costumes. When I took this photo, he wasn’t sporting any special clothes, but he was … more

Holling Grange Herefordshire, England Photo Gallery

Holling Grange Herefordshire, England Photo Gallery

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


The Advantages of Travelling with another Photographer

The Advantages of Travelling with another Photographer

Tomorrow I am off on a trip to Sardinia, Italy with a photographer friend. It’s the first trip I’ve done in a long time with a fellow photographer and I’m looking forward to it. Travelling with another photographer has a lot of advantages, particularly when it’s one who shares an interest in similar photography subjects. … more

Flowers and Plants Photo Gallery

Flowers and Plants Photo Gallery

Besides tulips, orchids and roses, I’ve photographed many other flowers and plants in my garden travels over the past few years. The following is a collection of some of my favourites.

Basilica of Koekelberg, Brussels, Belgium - Forgotten Postcard

Basilica of Koekelberg, Brussels, Belgium – Forgotten Postcard

The National Basilica of Koekelberg or Basilica of the Sacred Heart (French: Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur, Dutch: Nationale Basiliek van het Heilig-Hart ) is a Roman Catholic church in Brussels, Belgium. The art-deco church is the 6th largest Roman Catholic church in the world. I love the simplicity of the interior lines of this building. … more


Dublin to Doolin Ireland Photo Gallery

Dublin to Doolin Ireland Photo Gallery

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

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

Keukenhof Gardens Forgotten Postcard

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.

Rose Photo Gallery

Rose Photo Gallery

Roses are known for their beautiful scent and lovely form. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours and are a favourite of garden photographers. Here is a collection of some of my favourite rose photos. Click on the thumbnail to view the photo and read the caption.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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