Zuidas

1 km.

2016
commissioned by Vulcano and Altevie.

Raimond Wouda (Holland), CĂ©line Clanet (France), Jan Stradtmann (Germany) photographed playgrounds in the divers Italian Landscape. A contemporary grand-tour in the big cities, in the provincial towns and villages of Italy. The photographic research investigates the public spaces where the playgrounds flourish and how they influence the contemporary Italian Landscape.

IJ Banks

2015-2016

School IV, Belgium

2016-2017

School III, Poland

2013-2015

Ext.-Int.

In the period from 2008 to 2013 I visited various productions of Dutch spoken films in the Netherlands and Belgium. I photographed the film sets perched as fictional islands in the actual landscape with an large format camera. The Dutch film industry occupies a small place in the major international film world . Yet with limited resources they are able to realize an international professional product.
My project explores the effect of imagination through the medium of film and how it comes about. As a viewer you are able to step outside the boundaries of the film and its created reality as I present the film set and the surrounding landscape as a whole. This works sobering, because the set is so little enchanting and small, but when you think of the professional outcome of the Dutch film the images also create surprise and amazement.

In the Neighbourhood

1998-ongoing
Tuindorp Oostzaan is a small neighbourhood in the north of Amsterdam. It was built in the twenties of the previous century as a workmen’s settlement and kept it’s identity until recent times. Both my grandmother and my mother grew up in Tuindorp Oostzaan. They lived in a small working class house with both a front and backgarden. I spent the first three years of my life in this elderly house with my mother, father, my grandmother and two sisters of my grandmother. We moved when my parents got a new house in another area of the city.
In my childhood Tuindorp played an important part of my life spending weekends and holidays at my grandmothers. As I grew older my relationship with Tuindorp got more complex and ambivalent. It was a place which was both strange and familiar to me. As a reaction to understand what it meant, I decided to photograph it. As the complexity of the neigbourhoud seems to be part of the historical friction of the unruly relationship between manufacturability and real life I started to incorporate both photographic and textual archives. Tuindorp has become my most personal work.

Fens

2012
commissioned by Elsevier
The Fens is a polder in England, a coastal area that was impoldered by Cornelis Vermuyden in the Seventeenth Century.

Construction Eye Film Museum

2007-2012
Commissioned by Eye Museum

Squares

2002-2010

Portraits

Commissioned Portraits

Cry

2003-2007