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.

School II, Italy

2010-2012
After finishing my series School I felt the urge to photograph the secondary School as a phenomena in other European countries as well.

Audience

2009-2010
Audience is seen as a social community. Although an audience is composed of a wide range of persons, the viewer has the tendency to experience them as a coherent group instead as a collection of individuals.

I

2012-2013

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

Drawing a Skyline

2010
In january 2010 the city of Utrecht declared that the construction of the “Belle van Zuylen”, a prestigious skyscraper by architect Pi de Bruijn, which would reach 262 meters to the sky, was cancelled due to the worldwide economic crises. This skyscraper would mean the end of the historical domination of the Cathedral Tower. This domination had always been protected by the City of Utrecht and it’s high-rise vision of the town. This vision proclaimed the height of the cathedral as the standard for the city and should protect the domination of the Cathedral in the skyline of Utrecht.

Portraits

Commissioned Portraits

School

Photography by Raimond Wouda
Publisher: Nazraeli Press, USA 2009
Printed in China
Foreword and edited by Martin Parr
Copies: 1000
ISBN: 978-1-59005-241-9
Hardcover, 28,8 cm x 33 cm
60 pages, 35 color pictures

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ADAM DOC.k Special edition

Photography by Raimond Wouda and Henk Wildschut.
Design by Rene Put
Text by Dirk van Weelden
Production by Frank van der Stok
Publisher: By the Way
Edition of 20
Distribution by Coen Sligting
ISBN 978-90-808102-3-5
Special Edition with 2 prints € 250.-
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A’DAM DOC.k

Photography by Raimond Wouda and Henk Wildschut.
Design by Rene Put
Text by Dirk van Weelden
Production by Frank van der Stok
Publisher: By the Way
Copies: 1000
Distribution by Coen Sligting
ISBN 978-90-808102-3-5
Price € 30,- (excl shipping and handling)


School

Photography by Raimond Wouda
Publisher: Nazraeli Press, USA 2009
Printed in China
Foreword and edited by Martin Parr
Copies: 1000
ISBN: 978-1-59005-241-9
Hardcover,
28,8 cm x 33 cm
60 pages, 35 color pictures

sold out

ADAM DOC.k

Photography by Raimond Wouda and Henk Wildschut.
Design by Rene Put
Text by Dirk van Weelden
Production by Frank van der Stok
Publisher: By the Way
Copies: 1000
Distribution by Coen Sligting
ISBN 978-90-808102-3-5
Price € 27,50 ( excl. shipping and handling )

The book was nominated best dutch book designed 2006.

School

2002-2007
I photographed in numerous secondary schools in the Netherlands, both in the provinces and the Randstad conurbation for my series School. I consciously avoided photographing in classes and focused instead on places in which pupils relax between lessons and are able to be themselves. During breaks these areas rapidly fill up with dozens of pupils. I depicted these clusters of young people from high vantage points: I placed a camera on a tripod high on a ladder and remained on the ground where I took pictures by remote control at specific moments. These pictures show groups of pupils huddled together and throw contemporary Dutch youth in a completely new light. Interaction between individuals, formation of groups, clothing and hairstyles: everything is captured in a single picture. Apart from providing a unique snapshot of a particular period, the series offers a sociological survey of young Holland in a modern variation on the traditional Dutch militia corps portrait.

The book “School” is published by Nazraeli Press in march 2009

A review by Jeffrey Ladd can be read here:
http://5b4.blogspot.com/2009/06/school-by-raimond-wouda.html

Sandrien

Photography Henk Wildschut and Raimond Wouda.
Design by Katja van Stiphout
Text by Richard Castle and Tanja Elstgeest.
Publisher: By the Way
Copies: 750
ISBN 90-808102-1-2
Price € 27,- (excl shipping and handling)


SFU

2010-2011
Commissioned by the SFU
A document of events in the city of Utrecht.

Sanquin

Commissioned in 2010
Sanquin is a foundation that is responsible for blood supply and blood products in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Every year they invite a photographer to make a series about it’s foundation. I was asked in 2010 to make a photographic contribution. I have put my focus on the gatherings between the employees themselves and the employees and their working field.

Bloemkoolwijken

commisioned by Sun Publishers in 2010
More than a quarter of the Dutch housing was built between 1970 and 1985. Most of these houses are part of the so called ” Bloemkoolwijk ” (Cauliflowerdistrict) with it’s characteristic pedestrian priority area. Then, it was the recipe for a pleasant living environment. Nevertheless, these areas never became popular with architects, planners and city-directors.
Cauliflowerdistricts are now on the eve of renewal and maintenance. The book Caulflowerdistricts: anaalysis and perspective is an ateempt to give meaning and shape to it’s future. On behlaf of Bureau Middelkoop and Sun publishers I made a photographic essay in 2010 in addition to the research of the book by Marijn Ubbink and Thijs van der Steeg.
To order the book;
http://www.sunarchitecture.nl/catalogue/categori/urbanism/bloemkoolwijken_9789461051691.html

On the Campus

Commissioned by Elsevier in 2008 and 2009.

Waarderpolder

Commissioned by the city of Haarlem in 2009
The Waarderpolder is one of the oldest business parks in the Netherlands. To celebrate this fact the community of Haarlem produced a book in which past and present time where shown in both text and images.
Frido Troost selected the vintage photographic images and Jaap Scheeren has taken portraits of recent employees of the Waarderpolder. I was asked to make a topographic view of the Waarderpolder. The texts are by Wim de Wagt, Homme Sibenga and Jaap Sluis.

On Scale

1995-2012
Photography offers us an interesting tool to observe our behaviour in the world we live in and give meaning to it. Although explanations most of the times can not be verified there is a deep urgent need to do so. The series “ On Scale “ was made during travels throughout Europe and shows landscapes, mostly from an observing high point of view, in which I was researching the complexity of social and cultural meanings represented in the scenery and it’s context. Normally my work has been outlined by the subject, which is in most case a human micro-cosmos but for this series I just took the car and drove until I found a scenery which fascinated me because of it’s mysterious and staged character. The formal aspects of the image are referring to the well-known formal aspects of the postcard but its content doesn’t seem to fit with the expectations from the viewer.

Adam Doc’k

2001-2006
A’DAM DOC’k’ is a series made by Raimond Wouda and Henk Wildschut and gives both a distant and intimate view on the port of Amsterdam. Wildschut has taken intimate portraits of the workers during their moments of rest or while they were in the lockerrooms. Wouda photographed three prominent companies seated in the harbour and shows through a topographical view how he reached the harbour through the Northsea-Canal from the sea to the centre of Amsterdam.

Imprisoned

Commissioned by Oog in 2008
Hidden, banned or chained. Behind bars, between walls or underground. For the Dutch magazine Oog I visited seven locations where time stood still.

Space for Music

Commissioned by A10 publishers in 2007
In order to show the functions of the new Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, I was asked to make a series of the building and it’s users for the book ” Space for Music ”

Cry

2003-2007

Sandrien

Photography by Henk Wildschut and Raimond Wouda.
Design by Katja van Stiphout
Text by Richard Castle and Tanja Elstgeest.
Publisher: By the Way
Copies: 750
ISBN 90-808102-1-2
Price € 27,- ( excl. shipping and handling )

The book was nominated for the best designed book of the year 2003.

Texel

Texel: ISBN: 90-75318-11-1
Copies: 1000
Publisher: Maritiem Jutters Museum, Texel. 1997.

text: Miriam Bestebreurtje en Benno van Tilburg
Design: Jacqueline Elich en Gabriëlle van Vilsteren
Printing: Veenman Drukkers, Wageningen

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Texel

Photography by Raimond Wouda.
text: Miriam Bestebreurtje en Benno van Tilburg
Publisher: Maritiem Jutters Museum, Texel. 1997.
Design: Jacqueline Elich en Gabriëlle van Vilsteren
Printing: Veenman Drukkers, Wageningen
Copies: 1000
ISBN: 90-75318-11-1

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