Dutch Design Week / Design Perron:
The Story behind the photos

Read the story behing my works of my Dutch Design Week Exhibition.

Read my blog about it here! 

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Vitruviously

For this series I’ve worked together with two very talented individuals, Wesley Kalkhoven & Demi Mulder. Both active in acroyoga and calisthenics. We were playing around at the NDSM Werf in Amsterdam when I noticed this spot with the big circles and I knew I wanted to something different with it. At that time I didn’t think of it consciously, but soon afterwards I realized that this idea, realized together made me thing of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvius Man. Vitruvius (an architect and weapon specialist in the Roman Army) actually came up with this idea but didn’t work it out yet. Leonardo Da Vince decided to do that and his work became well known.
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Heartbeat (2/3)

This series was taken at the City of Arts & Sciences in Valencia together with my girlfriend (Iris). We actually had to get to the airport, but after visiting this place for two times before that week, we couldn't resist going back for a quick final shoot. This actually turned out to be one of the most fruitful ones of the week in this really inspiring and futuristic spot. I knew I had to capture the midday sunlight coming from the side under these giant pillars, but didn't want to make just a static street image. The ballet background of Iris turned out great to make the shot more dynamic. Selected for and exhibitioned at the Photokina Top 100 Awards during Photokina 2018, the biggest photo fair of Europe.

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Little Girl

I was chilling on a bench in front of the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) after my visit to the gallery, reflecting on certain pieces I just passed by. My first priority that day was to get some inspiration, feed my creativity, not really making new photos. But then I noticed this awesome piece in the middle of the square in front of the museum. It's kind of a mirror tile box, so I couldn't hold myself back. After making some shots of people walking by (still from the bench) and not being super satisfied yet, I noticed this little girl running up to the block from the corner of my eye. My guess was that she was going to the block and touch it and because her mom was running after I had to be quick on the shot to get her solo. Yes, then you also need a bit of luck that she touches the box in the way she does. The thing that kept me busy though was, what does she think of? Finalist in the street category for the EyeEm Awards 2018 (>87k entries).

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Driven

Berlin is most definitely one of my favorite cities. I’ve been visiting it regularly over the last 10 years and I just love the energy the city gives me. This is not a typical Berlin City shot, but it does remind me of the many ideas I get when I’m walking on its streets. It wasn’t a really easy capture since I took this one at Berlin Central Station arriving there, starting my trip. I noticed the escalators and decided to try my luck with a little bit of patience to capture just one individual. How cool that this guy’s clothing style matches the environment so well, isn’t it?!

Candy Store (2/3)

This place made me wonder how it will look behind the door, especially because of the camera there. It’s kind of mysterious and I was looking for some contradiction with the vibe I felt. I tried to realize this by letting my girlfriend kind of ‘challenge’ the camera’ while giving it a very colorful touch in the post processing. Could it be a candy story when you enter the door? What space will you encounter? Since it’s shot against the wall of the Merkur casino, it could look like a very colorful place inside, or more like a though, neat, ordered place. What do you make of it?
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Salmon Freeze

Rotterdam is most definitely one of, if not THE best city to do urban shooting. The energy, shapes, colors and dynamics all add up perfectly. I really wanted to go for this spot, because the shape is so remarkable, it gives me a bit of an alienated feeling. The diagonal lines and the big ‘window’ located in the middle of a grass playground in a living area, you wouldn’t say he? I wanted to reinforce this feeling by choosing an Angle from below while at the same time putting in some dynamics with my pose and playing with the colors afterwards. As if you’re on Mars/Outer Space. I did not photoshop myself in btw, but jumped from the back corner in the frame. Thanks for my buddy Erwan for helping me with this one. Check @gulliball on Instagram if you’re into sneakers.

Sacrifice

Sometimes I like to go all out in post processing with the ideas I have in my head when I'm at a spot, cause that's where it starts. It took me a decent time of practice with editing software to be able to realize certain ideas, this one was quite the challenge. I've constructed the image line by line, trying to adjust the curve when necessary and also trying to create the perspective in there working my way up to the top. Later adding the colors. It took me 4-6 hours, shooting not included. Big shoutout to Marc @mbvee(Instagram handle) for taking me there and always bringing good vibes when shooting! Here you can see the before and after.
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Prints

Prints displayed at the exhibition available on request. Contact me for prices. Other prints, please send me an email at info@reginar.photography with your request. Thanks!