Willemskerkestraat , Osdorp (2022)
Willemskerkestraat , Osdorp (2022)
Willemskerkestraat , Osdorp (2022)
Willemskerkestraat , Osdorp (2022)
Gorsstraat (2022)
Gorsstraat (2022)
Hoekslootstraat (2022)
Hoekslootstraat (2022)
Cornelis Lelylaan (2020),
Cornelis Lelylaan (2020),
Cornelis Lelylaan (2020),
Cornelis Lelylaan (2020),
S.F. van Ossstraat (2020)
S.F. van Ossstraat (2020)
More info on my instagram.com/analogue_photo_project
Test shots Nikon FE. With: expired film, printed with expired chemicals and old paper.
First test of the darkroom in New Metropolis Nieuw-West. 
For this project I use two analog cameras: Bronica SQ-B and Nikon FE.
On a regular basis there is news about my neighbourhood Amsterdam New-West in the media. Either crime related or the bad housing situation, poverty or with other negative news, like ATM explosion, a robbery and sometimes even a murder. In addition, in this area we also have a high security court of justice, aptly named ‘the Bunker’. With the recent trial of a drug lord, black helicopters flying overhead and armed security forces on the streets surrounding the court have become a daily routine. My house is a four minute walk from there.
It is true; all of the above happens in my neighbourhood. But there is also another reality. This one sided reporting is an irresponsible and dangerous form of journalism. It is about understanding how divisive the messages can work. It segregates. There is so much more to this community. My work is about giving agency to the people and places of this part of town.
With my new project 'Between Imagined and Designed' I provide a new, diverse and contemporary view of the neighbourhood where I have lived and worked for the past five years. I combine portraits with urban landscapes. 
During my previous (and related) project 'Rondje Sloterplas' (see portfolio) I dug into the archives looking for images from the time of the Amsterdam Expansion Plan (1934) that designed and shaped my neighbourhood. The design philosophy and ideals of the designer Cornelis van Eesteren are still visible today. In this project I want to refer to that time by using analog cameras (Bronica SQ-B and Nikon FE). For me it is a way to connect these contemporary images with the rich history. And to get close to the identity of the neighbourhood. I do this by developing and printing the film myself; I take the time to be with these images. I want this analog way of working to have a visceral presence in my work. It is about the consideration I put in my images in opposition to the images that are being put out there in and by the media. 

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