Shaped by the sea – the book

For his new photo book Shaped by the sea photographer Theo Bosboom explored the Atlantic coast of Europe, in every season and in all kind of weather conditions.  The multi-year project lead him to spectacular beaches – both known and unknown – in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.

The book is a tribute to the power of the sea and to the dynamics of the beach. It shows how the sea is constantly changing and shaping the landscape, it highlights some of the creatures living in the intertidal zone (for instance the limpets and seasnails) and it reveals the variety of geological features along Europes west coast. All this photographed in his own personal style, with a focus on details and often with a fresh perspective. Most of the images have never been published before.

Exploration is not defined by distances covered or hardships endured, but by making discoveries and sharing them. I hope you share with me the thrill of discovering Theo Bosboom’s extraordinary images.” – Tristan Gooley 


176 pages, with 111 images
30 x 24 cm, hard cover
Language: English/Dutch
Foreword by Tristan Gooley, author of How to read water
Book design by Sandra Bartocha
Shipping around October 31st, 2018
ISBN: 978-90-819473-6-7
Publisher: DDB Publishers


Have a look in the Shaped by the sea gallery for a more extensive preview with images from the book.

Order options

Buy the book Shaped by the sea: 49 euros

You can order the book now, it is available! Shipping normally takes place within a couple of working days after the order.

Book package 3x Shaped by the sea 135 euro (instead of 147 euro)

If you do not just want to have the book for yourself, but also want to give it as a present to a number of others, this may be a good option. You will receive 3 signed copies of Shaped by the sea and will get more than 9 euro discount per book!

Shaped by the sea + limited edition fine art print

With this option you will receive a signed copy of the book and also a limited edition fine art print of one of the selected images from the book, with a discount up to 50% of the normal price. You can choose from the 18 photos in the gallery (fill in the number of the picture when ordering). The prints are made on Hahnemühle rag fine ultra smooth photo paper. You will receive a digital certificate with the number and edition of the print.

  • book + print 20 x 30 cm: 79 euro (instead of 148 euro) 
  • book + print 30 x 45 cm: 119 euros (instead of 239 euros)
  • book + print 50 x 75 cm: 212 euro (instead of 425 euro)
  • book + print 50 x 75 cm dibond 325 euro (instead of 649 euro)

Contact me for the prices of the larger sizes that are not in the pre-order action.

Please note that some of the images in the gallery might be printed in the book in panorama format.

Shipping costs

The normal shipping costs apply to the books and book / print combinations.

Hoewever if you are planning to visit the GDT photo festival in Lünen, Germany (27/28 October) or the Nature Taks photo festival in Ede, the Netherlands (10/11 November) you can personally receive the ordered book (and – if applicable – the print) and thereby save the shipping costs. You can of course also see the Shaped by the sea presentation on the big screen and hear something about the making of. Make your choice known when ordering.

Shaped by the sea business options

If you are considering purchasing the Shaped by the Sea photo book as a gift to business relations or employees, or if you want to order prints for your office, please contact me to discuss the possibilities. Attractive purchase discounts already apply from 10 copies. A presentation and / or exhibition is also possible. I would love to hear from you!