These images were captured during a variety of activities in a neighbourhood in Amsterdam-West over the past year. The photos were commissioned by Academie van de Stad.
This photo series was shot during a promotion ceremony at the University of Amsterdam. Jochem defended his doctoral research in the Agnietenkapel, the oldest building of the University, located on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. I was asked to capture this ceremony from beginning to end. Doing so, I tried to emphasize the personal aspect of the event.
In the Netherlands, abandoned places are rare since space is limited in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. I discovered this overgrown production hall by chance and it proved to be a unique location. Even though the place closed down only a couple of years ago, nature has taken over completely. […]
The Dutch landscape is dotted with friendly looking, little villages. Amongst those, the small town ‘de Rijp’ stands out as one of the most beautiful, its miniature canals and bridger making it look like Amsterdams little cousin. In the afternoon light of March, the town’s rooftops to come to life with a bright orange glow.
A certain fascination for the cluttered old architecture in southern and eastern European cities has lead to this colorful portrait of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Few cities have such a clear and consistent color scheme, which makes Zagreb perfect for a series like this one.
Cyprus is a unique country in Europe, being divided into a Greek Cypriot and Turkish part with a border literally slicing streets and buildings in halves in the capitol. The strong contrasts in this series symbolize this artificial division of two once interwoven cultures.