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Sporen van de Stilte, een portret van de (sloop)woningen in Geeren-Zuid, Breda. Fotoboekje in opdracht van Singelveste Alleewonen, zomer 2009.

Singelveste Alleewonen corp. in Breda 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.

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If you want to buy any of these photos as art prints plz contact MeRy by e-mail
Office/atelier: Huis voor Beeldcultuur - Reigerstraat 16 - Breda, the Netherlands
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About the Author


MeRy/Melanie Rijkers [1971], married to photographer Hans van Nunen [1967], living and working in Breda as Artstudio23. Atelier/office: Huis voor Beeldcultuur, Reigerstraat 16, Breda. (the Netherlands, though Melanie accepts jobs worldwide) Artistic photography and reportages since 1996. Member of GKf, professional photographers of the Netherlands.
Hans joined Artstudio23 fulltime in 2007, after having worked as a professional decorator for 15 years. Now they're both specialised in weddings, portraits & business photography.

Hans en MeRy, professioneel fotograaf sinds 1996. Voor trouwreportages, familie-, baby- en kinderportretten, bedrijfsfotografie, evenementen en eigen ontwerp fotoboeken.

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