We are very happy that 'Bas1953' (his Flickr Photo stream) has agreed on taking part in an interview for the Legendary Travel Madeira (LTM) blog. Bas is a photographer from The Netherlands.
LTM: Bas, first of all we want to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the readers of our blog. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into photography?
Bas: It started with Holiday pictures and after my heart attack I went on spending more time in taking pictures. After changing to digital it became more and more. Friends asked me a lot about the pictures I took and that’s why I started putting them on Flickr.
LTM: Do you work as a professional photographer or is photography mainly a hobby for you?
Bas: This is a hobby of mine
LTM: We see on your Flickr stream that you have a very big collection of Madeira images, captured by your photo camera. Can you describe Madeira in just only one word?
LTM: How many times have you visited Madeira Island? And when was the first time?
Bas: I have been in Madeira 19 times. The first time was April 2007 (Easter)
LTM: The first time you visited Madeira, what was the reason for your visit?
Bas: Visiting friends
LTM: After discovering the island through your eyes and camera-lens, what would be your reason to visit it again?
Bas: To see the non tourist places and visiting our friends again
LTM: We say that Madeira Island is an excellent destination for photographers. Do you agree? If so, why?
Bas: YES ! because you will find the Culture and Nature all together on a small island.
LTM: When is the best season (for you) to travel to Madeira Island?
Bas: All year round
LTM: Tell us about your most favourite, and also the least favourite thing about Madeira.
Bas: My most favourite is the weather, as most of the time it is excellent for taking pictures. The least is all the construction that is going on at the moment.
LTM: What is the first thing you recommend people to do when they arrive in Madeira?
Bas: Get out of the hotel and start exploring Madeira!
LTM: Where do you recommend other photographers to go for on Madeira Island?
Bas: I recommend search for the festivals, get in touch with the people and admire the flowers.
LTM: What do you think of the locals/people from Madeira?
Bas: The people from Madeira are friendly and helpful.
LTM: Any other thing(s) about Madeira that travellers/photographers should know?
Bas: Yes, Madeira is a mountain area, so be prepared to climb.
Bas photos can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/bas1953/