Our Grid / Growing Between The Lines
The aim of this series is to portray the explosively growing group of teenagers in the Amsterdam suburb of IJburg. IJburg is made up of several islands, each with its own atmosphere and architecture and with its own group of youths. Each individual in this agegroup is still searching for his or her own 'buildingplan' in these so carefully planned and executed environments – which have not taken this agegroup into account. These individuals in an intrinsically insecure phase of their lives, set against an austerely structured background, fascinate me as photographer and as inhabitant of IJburg. I want to capture them in such a way that the interaction between the searching teenagers and their rigid surroundings is optimally displayed in the photographs.