On assignment for National Geographic Traveler in the Moroccan Sahara.
Image shot for the famous
KLM’s “swan” advertising campaigns.
During an expedition in Bolivia he met his partner Marjolijn van Steeden (1989). Since that time, they have lived and worked together.
From 1993 The Netherlands became an important theme in their work.
This led to the successful book Visions of the Netherlands (1997).
In 2000, Marjolijn and Frans began a new Sahara project which resulted in the title Sahara, Land Beyond Imagination (2005) – the crown on their ‘desert work’. Unilever then commissioned the pair to produce their 75th anniversary book, Unilever Matters (2006), which illustrates the activities of the multinational company in fourteen countries.
This resulted in the books:
• In collaboration with National Geographic:
Icons of the Netherlands (2012), The Nether-
lands from the Air (2013), The Netherlands at its best (2014) and Still Holland (2017).
• In collaboration with EMS FILMS:
Holland – The Living Delta (2015), Amsterdam Urban Jungle (2017) and This is Holland (2017).
• In collaboration with Fontaine Publishers Holland – Winter Wonderland (2018), Amsterdam (2019) and The Netherlands at its Best – Throughout the Year (2020).
Their work has been published worldwide in virtually every type of media.
On assignment for ‘Holland – The Living Delta’.