I usually am drawn to locations with wide open area’s where you can see the horizon. You do not have to go very far in the Netherlands to get this. Almost every direction you leave the city you enter what’s called the polder. A rural area with meadows and fields and your occasional windmill. And because the Netherlands is as flat as a pancake you can see the horizon from anywhere. So this has been my subject most of the time.
Lately I have developed a fascination for my hometown Leiden. I pass through its old city centre almost every day on my way to work. And in this time of year that corresponds to the sunrise and sunset hours. Every now and then I bring my camera along and take a small detour. The conditions and the light usually are my guides, I have no plan I just go where I think is best with the conditions that are at hand. This has proven to be a good strategy because I am able to capture boring everyday views in beautiful and special conditions. Every now and then I even find hidden gems and places I have not photographed before. This was also a very productive period for me, as you can see by my instagram stream, the collection of cityscapes has been growing rapidly lately. It is great to be able to post new and recently taken content and I can see by the reactions people really enjoy it too.
Time to update the website. it was running behind a little so it was time to put some new work out there!
Here’s what I’ve been up to the past weeks.. enjoy!
(I’ll be uploading some of these shots to my shop in the near future)
If you are interested in buying prints or canvas of my series of Leiden you can check them out here