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Heslenfeld is an alchemist, transmuting the blood, sweat and grit of the outback into something spectacular. Close-ups of human and animal detritus, dead bird's claws, a bloodied calf and dumped tyres take on a magical quality.
Wanderlust Magazine (UK, English - PDF)
I was impressed and surprised at the same time. Lost for words actually. This was so totally different from any photo book I had ever held in my hands. Very uncompromising, just like the country it portraits. It captures the harshness of it in high definition. It makes you not only see it, it makes you feel it, at times in an unsettling way.
Australia Travel Secrets (Australia, English)
Zowel 'Hot - Life in the Australian outback' als 'Cold - Sailing to Antarctica' zijn boeken waar een grote mate van liefde en eigenzinnigheid uit spreekt. Liefde voor het leven, liefde voor de natuur, liefde voor het mooie beeld.
The flat, distant horizon and spectacular dawn hues are beautifully rendered in his latest book, Hot. Crossing the centre of Australia from north to south, Thijs brings to life some of the continent's most remote areas. While the scenery is undeniably spectacular, it's the people who give the outback its character and he captures them honestly in their environment.
Outback Magazine (Australia, English - PDF)
Thijs' photography is extremely good, he captures the things you would see and mixes this with the things you'd probably miss.
ephotozine.com (UK, English)
Knack Weekend (Belgium - PDF)
Focus Magazine (Dutch - PDF)