Dutch Design Week / Design Perron:
The Story behind the photos
Read the story behing my works of my Dutch Design Week Exhibition.
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.
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).
Candy Store (2/3)
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