I could have named the website www.michel-striekwold.com, but I didn’t think that would be such a great idea. Even in Holland people had problems with my last name, let alone in Mexico. So I came up with notrabajosinluz.com (Idon’tworkwithoutlight.com). Quite appropriate for a photographer of real estate and vacation rentals. And speaking about Holland, the great Dutch painters were famous for their use of light, so you might say it’s even a Dutch domain name after all.

Photography to me is taking images more than taking photos. A photo can never capture what your eye can catch, nor does a photo has sounds or smells, as in real live. I try to capture a bit of the smells, sounds and colors of Mexico. As realistic as possible, and sometimes over the top. There is still a lot to learn about photography, hopefully in a few years from now I’ll be at another level. With more photos of the colors, smells and sounds of Mexico. And probably more houses, more photos from Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit.

Thanks for visiting my website!

Michel Striekwold, Bucerias, Mexico