Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015
Here's the story: I accidentally smashed my $1,600 lens after taking it out of my backpack. Since I always look on the bright side of things, I saw this as a challenge to grow. Let's create a set with a broken cam that can't focus anymore.
This is what I came up with:
A trippy & abstract photo set dipped in red about broken characters captured with a broken lens by a former broken soul. It's a rather visual and graphical story about someone's night out in the red light district. I've explicitly left out photos of the sex workers in order to respect their privacy.
I took this set in the drug-filled, sex-addicted veins of the most liberal city on earth: Amsterdam! An incredibly intense 3-week journey of getting to know all drug dealers and sex workers personally, feeling the liberating, but sometimes rather creepy vibe on the streets and eventually being part of this crazy place in my own creative way.