In late 2012 I traveled through Central-America, where I met many wonderful children. Very often, their circumstances are nothing to write home about, but the look in their eyes certainly is. The largest part of this series was shot in Guatemala, on behalf of charity organization Mayan Families.
The Maya are not a thing of the past; in countries like Mexico and Honduras, Maya Indians make up sizeable minorities. The vast majority of Maya live in present-day Guatemala, where they maintain old traditions while trying to keep up with the modern world.
In Central America, the market is central to daily life. In this series, I have portrayed people surrounded by their merchandise: commerce in its purest form.
My first experience with the exploring and capturing of abandoned places still is hard to beat. De Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, designated shortly after the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl in 1986, covers an area with a diameter of roughly 60 kilometers. Virtually no people have lived in this area since the disaster happened. In […]
Recent events have made Ukraine synonym with conflict. In 2011, however, I discovered a different Ukraine: a country of peaceful, sunlit streets and everyday concerns.