Geert Weggen is a Dutch/Swedish international awarded photographer specializing in photographing Red squirrels. His work has been published wide abroad in newspapers, books, calendars, radio and television, and magazines.
6 years ago, Geert found a fox standing on his doorstep, and he immediately rushed back inside to fetch some meat. The fox would come back daily to get more food and he used that as an opportunity to take some photos.
By the end of a second week, the fox would come to the balcony where it interacted with various props he used for photography. Before too long, a Russian bird paid Geert a visit and continued on doing so daily. Suddenly, his balcony had become a studio filled with nature props, cameras, mirrors etc. The bird followed him and he followed the bird with his camera, as it searched for hidden food in scenes that he had created. Some photos of this encounter were awarded and published.
Eventually, red squirrels appeared and they still come daily to Geert’s outside studio. Little did he know back then that it would become his living.
Since last year, Geert has organized Squirrel workshops at his home. These workshops are organized 2 times a year when the young squirrels arrive. A maximum of 3 participants can join this 5-day workshop.
Scroll down to see a collection of Geert’s works featuring the adorable red squirrels.