The landscape in the Netherlands is continually changing, precisely because it is so densely populated. Towns and cities encroach upon the unspoiled countryside. Industrial parks and roads are springing up in places where cows once grazed. With the on-going industrialization and urbanization, new buildings and high dividing walls obscure age-old places from view.
Provided that cultural and social aims are being sufficiently served, we tolerate and indeed preserve these places, stripped of their original function, and now misplaced in the landscape. At the same time, differing environments draw ever closer to each other, sometimes even becoming intertwined. Walls, fences or sound barriers are designed to segregate these "conflict areas" from one another.
It is the tension in these "borders" in the continually changing Dutch landscape that drive me to make these photographs.
Winner of the First Book Award—these stark, startlingly photos invite us into downtrodden rural Ireland, a world dominated by failed Machismo and dejected, soggy dreams. Like a stiff whisky, it's strong stuff that you won't shake off easily.
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has been documenting environmentally impacted landscapes, as seen from the air, for more than 20 years. The large-format unaltered photographs reveal worlds that are alien, surreal, terrifying and beautiful.