After many days of rain the weather had temporarily cleared and I had to get out of the house. I did not have any preconceived ideas or plans about what to shoot.
To my surprise, and delight, I found my subject within a few yards of the back door. Trying to observe my environment afresh I also looked down, at what was under my feet, and there they were: lines. The multitude of lines painted on the road, curves created by the curb stones, lines created by different kinds of tarmac, shapes created by the drying of the surface. After that first shot I knew that there was a good series of pictures to be made and this book is the result.
I am a self taught photographer from the Netherlands, now living and working in the UK. At age twelve I was taught the basics of photography by my father and I have been taking photographs ever since. I want my images to tell a story and the best ones are those that can tell many stories. Some of them can be true, but they don't need to be. I want to invite the viewer to think about the images, wander into them, and make up their own narrative. As can be seen from my work I like symmetry, rythm and balance. With my images I try to surprise, engage the viewer and show beauty in places and subjects from around the world and where you might not expect it.
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