As much as I enjoy being in nature, finding it soothing and calming to feel fresh air, to feel being alone in a wide open space and to look out towards oceans, mountain ranges, sunrises and sunsets, I also love big cities. I love the hustle and bustle in the streets, to watch the different types of people you encounter while strolling around and the mixture of old and new architecture you find in most cities.
Of course, I also capture the big picture cityscape when I visit famous and glamorous cities such as New York or Shanghai. However, it’s more the hidden corners of a city, that fascinate me most. The small things you find off the beaten track, the things that tell you something about the people who live there. The places where you find evidence of the people without seeing them. These traces may sometimes be very ordinary such as laundry hanging over the street or postboxes in front of a house. Sometimes they may even not be pretty such as overflowing dustbins or cracked and plastered walls on a rund-down building. For me, these urban landscape motifs are often much more intriguing than street photography which looks at urban experiences by studying people.