Out of this World

While restricting myself to stay within the city limits of Amsterdam I photographed these alien looking landscapes.

he photo series ‘My Bare Amsterdam’ arose from ‘exploration trips’ in my own environment. Although I did not cross the city limits of Amsterdam I was able to capture these ‘alien’ landscapes that give an impression as if they are out of this world.

Although these scenes refer to some dystopian future, most of these sites don’t exist anymore because of city development. Therefore the series also offers a view on the last open spaces in Amsterdam.

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Amerikahavenweg, Amsterdam
Amerikahavenweg

‘This smelly gate. Trespassing. On my knees, hiding. Nobody knows I am here.’ 2009
Amerikahavenweg, Amsterdam
Danzigerbocht, Amsterdam
Danzigerbocht

‘There is a chilly wind coming from the north. No place to hide.’ 2009
Danzigerbocht, Amsterdam
Archangelkade
Archangelkade

Sounds everywhere, squeeky and grinding. Every now and then the birds drown out the noises 2009
Archangelkade
Nieuwe Utrechtseweg
Nieuwe Utrechtseweg

‘I know they must be close. I cannot see them, but I can hear them in the distance. Iknow they will not even try to come up here.’ 2009
Nieuwe Utrechtseweg
Ijburglaan, Amsterdam
Ijburglaan

‘This is where they will live.’ 2009
Ijburglaan, Amsterdam
Wim Noordhoekkade
Wim Noordhoekkade

‘My back in the sand. Water sloshing.’ 2009
Wim Noordhoekkade