Since 2014 Maarten Vromans (born in 1975 in the Netherlands) has been photographing the effects of elements like people, nature and the weather on the urban environment, primarily in Rotterdam. For his ‘Urban Erosion’ project, he worked in Rotterdam and occasionally in other cities in the Netherlands and abroad.
His photographs document the (mainly) older buildings in the city, whose outward appearances have been altered through the years due to a range of influences. Those office buildings, housing complexes and factories can be found in many cities, but in Rotterdam they offer a marked contrast with the progressive architecture for which the city is increasingly gaining a national and international reputation.
Vromans has been working as a copywriter and concept developer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2006 and as an independent photographer since 2014. Four of his photographs were recently included in the New Dutch Photography Talent 2016 , a book that highlights the photographs of a hundred of highly promising Dutch photographers each year.