Sem Langendijk (1990) has an interest in habitats, the environment and spatial planning. How does planning relate to reality?
Growing up in the ‘hinterland’ of Amsterdam, Sem witnessed many developments throughout the years. He researches the relation between ‘home’ and public space, and how planning is translated into the environment. Interventions by individuals, which give meaning to a place, inspire him to photograph and document this kind of freedom within the structures of a city. He continues to balance his work on the very narrow edge between visual storytelling and poetic personal documentation, an often not-so-easy path to define. As an observer he remarks the details in his subjects, carefully distancing himself just enough to stay neutral in his observations. His photography has a poetic visual language that grows on you while taking a closer look at his work.