Urban Exploring using E6 film and my F100 Nikon, Breda, the Netherlands - MeRy/Melanie Rijkers - www.MeRy.com
When Singelveste/Alleewonen corp. asked me to do a series of the demolition of over 100 of their houses in Geeren-Zuid in Breda this summer, I didn't had to think twice.
I visit abandoned places often with my camera, capture "Traces of Silence" in fine art photography & books. There were no restrictions, this way I was able to shoot more than just the tearing down of the houses like an ordinary photo journalist.
I tried to capture the spirit of the people who once lived here.
It's social housing, the houses aren't big and often very similar in lay out. By this book I hope their soul will be kept alive forever. I used the old crossing E6 film technique which makes colors more vivid and authentic to the former residents' colorful identities.
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MeRy/Melanie Rijkers , a true ZIENer and visionair, storyteller and personal branding coach, loves to SEE you. She doesn't 'take' a photo, but SEES it. Storytelling and traveling to events are her favorite. Please join one of her Miksang Contemplative Photography Workhops or Bali Retreats. Melanie's married to photographer Hans van Nunen , and they are living and working in Breda as Artstudio23. Studio address: Backer & Rueb building, Speelhuislaan 173, Breda, the Netherlands. Member of GKf, professional photographers of the Netherlands, DuPro since 2014. Hans joined Artstudio23 fulltime in 2007, after having worked as a professional decorator for 15 years. Specialised in weddings, portraits & business photography. Perfect teacher for basiscursus and more courses in photo techniques, leader of photowalk ZIEN and much more. Fotocursus en workshops in Breda. Trouwreportages, familie-, baby- en kinderportretten, bedrijfsfotografie, evenementen en eigen ontwerp fotoboeken.
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