‘STRAAT’: is the museum for street art and graffiti in Amsterdam and a must-see. The exhibition displays more than 160 artworks by 150+ artists. The artworks were created on-site and most of these works are as big as outdoor walls. STRAAT resides in an 8000 m2 former warehouse on the NDSM wharf, both a national monument and the biggest outdoor playground for street art and graffiti in Amsterdam.
A pedestrian – and bicycle tunnel under the Amsterdam Central Station hosts a remarkable tiled artwork: a seascape showing the Dutch herring fleet. The artwork contains more than 70,000 hand-painted tiles and has been created by Irma Boom who is also a graphic designer. This artwork was commissioned by the Municipality of Amsterdam and ProRail (Dutch railway infrastructure).
I finished a photo project ‘Veluwe’, a photo story about the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands. At the same time, I started a new project ‘the street’ with street photography on which I will be working in near future, next to my travel photography. Of course, street photography is a discipline within travel photography, but I will spend more time in the streets in the Netherlands as well.
The photo shows an artwork in the Wielakker street in the city of Arnhem.