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swimming pool full of

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With the ‘Abandoned Places’ series I tries to tell the story of the vacant swimming pool Tropicana, two years after its closure as a public space. During the photo shoot I noticed the difference in ‘abandonation’ and the ‘adaptation’ of the space. Where on one hand the photos show an overview of the space as a theater of emptiness, on the other it shows the re-use by people who squatted the place.

 

Public places and art brings people, thoughts and opinions together. It enriches each other which gives every person space for shaping their own opinions. With ‘abandoned places’ I wanted to make people consciously or unconsciously aware of this importance.

 

The series was picked up internationally in 2014 and published in magazines like Hashtag Magazine (London, UK) and Positive Mag (Berlin, GER).

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TYPE

Research & publication

 

client

Self-commissioned

 

Location

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Date

2011

 

status

Ongoing

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Briefing

Photography of former swimming pool 'Tropicana', the day after all interior elements and plants were taken out.

 

position

Senior Business Development & Public Relations

 

role

Photographer

 

Themes

Photography

 

date

2011

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