So good to see you!

Hi, I am Marie van der Heijden, a photographer and writer based in the Netherlands. I travel the world to capture stories that matter for the love of humanity, with a special interest in sustainability, spirituality and self-mastery. Themes that are deeply interconnected, because the better we feel ourselves, the better we will take care of each other and our planet. 

I share these stories via published articles or limited edition prints that you find here and at art dealer Warnars & Warnars. This site is a summary of my work, and I feel honored to share it with you. In the last few years my work has been published in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and LINDA. Most recent: The last healers of the Himalaya in Columbus Travel Magazine. This story is very special to me, because it was part of my own healing journey as well. Besides this I am a proud representative for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation and a member of the Black Jaguar Foundation – a foundation that is planting native trees in the Amazon and Cerrado in Brazil, to complete one of the largest reforestation projects on earth. 

When back home I love to capture real people, and real stories. Photography to me isn’t about capturing you with a big Prodent smile on your face, or a slick vintage filter – it’s about capturing you. As an entrepreneur who wants to tell a story straight from the heart. Or as a human being (interacting) with his  beloved ones.  Curious? Just reach out.

I wish you a wonderful day!


“Perhaps we are the same person.
Perhaps we have no limits;
Perhaps we flow into each other,
stream through each other
boundlessly and magnificently."

- Ingmar Bergman