Dear guest,

Welcome to Whatever the Weather, an initiative to inspire meaningful encounters.

My name is Bruno van den Elshout. I live and work as visual artist in the seaside city of The Hague, The Netherlands. In 2018, I spent 144 days on the beach with 144 different people, each meeting leading to a (self-)portrait taken by my travel companion at the end of the day.

Through Whatever the Weather, I wished to explore the following two questions:

  • How do I inspire meaningful encounters, reaching beyond my own bubble and comfort zone?

  • What does the act of meeting meaningfully contribute to life, and to the bigger scheme of things?

I wish you a pleasant visit to this website, and hope you will enjoy meeting the people I met.

Best regards,



Bruno van den Elshout


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