natural and urban landscapes
This series is not about a country, but about the sense of surrealism that a country can give you. Between the real and the alienation of the real. Belgium is an example of a sort of americanism in Europe. The country as a strong dreamland.
Landscape in Holland has been made by the people, and in return the landscape forms the people. The flatlands are organized, rationally divided into parts, and serve mainly for agriculture. No surprises.
Roads and Clouds
Since many years I cross Holland by road to my photo assignments. Always I see the most beautiful skies and special atmospheres. One moment you find a crispy blue sky and the next moment cobalt blue clouds hang heavily above the highway. One day the sky is dull grey and rainy and the next day you see bright lights at the horizon. When I bought my first digital Leica, I decided to make pictures of the ‘sky scapes’ that I saw through my windshield. I could not look on the display of the camera, so I snapped at random and looked at home what I had taken. All photos I made from 2006 until the end of 2008.
Landscape photographs of the region where both my parents grew up, in the village of Ankeveen and Kortenhoef. It was a poor area but of utmost beauty, famous for painters in the beginning of the 20th century. Now it is a protected natural area owned by the Dutch foundation of Preserving Nature.
Landscapes of the Western part of Ireland, made in 1994, with the legendary field camera Speedgraphic and a standard 135mm lens. Most images are made in Connemara.
Dead Wood. Not growing, but with a function in life.
In different circumstances and countries I took panorama's mostly created with blend options if special software
Even twenty years after the revolution the Romanian capital still shows a lot of decay. Poverty and political inability cause a lack of real progress. I photographed the city and its shabby decay. Even in the very centre sidewalks were under eternal repair.
What was left
In Santiago de Chile many buildings have been decorated with graffiti. The language of graffiti consists of a collection of signs that are only eligible if the reader knows the code. In fact the signs are an urban example of the semiological understanding of our culture.