Niels van Gijn grew up in Africa and Asia where he gained an abiding passion for travel and exploration.
A trained graphic designer, Niels took a career break to manage a luxury safari camp in Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The startlingly wild Kalahari desert inspired him to develop his photographic skills and provided a rich vein of subject matter. He and his wife, Emma, spent 6 months driving overland from Botswana to the UK photographing each of the 23 countries that they passed through.
Now based in Marlborough, Niels combines photography, marketing and graphic design for a variety of travel industry and other commercial clients.