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The things money can do.

I’m not against but also not all for explicit images. Still, to convey my thoughts about modern society sometimes being rude helps the message. Advertisements

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#7 and for now the final in the series Ugliest City in Holland. Inside the dunes area.

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#6 in the series Ugliest City in Holland. Ferry to Newcastle UK

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#5 in the series Ugliest City in Holland; Fisherman’s harbour.

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#4 TaTa Steel Mill in the series Ugliest City of Holland

The one I was looking forward to do, I’m still mesmerised by this dystopia on the other side of the canal. The steel mill covers an area larger than the city of IJmuiden itself, the pipes erupts enormous steam clouds … Continue reading

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Beach of the Ugliest City in The Netherlands

I’m getting a feel for the palettes in this series, even though I manipulate them to create a specific atmosphere, living seaside in Holland is a continuous show of cloud types and incredible colours of skies. The most amazing one … Continue reading

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The ugliest city in The Netherlands

The first two images of what is to become a series about the most ugly city in Holland, the seaside harbour town of IJmuiden. Here a crazy mix of contrasting elements and dynamics creates a unique atmosphere. The busy sea-locks and the channel to Amsterdam separate the town from a steel mill (larger than the city) with sky-ruining pipes vomiting steam and smoke 24/7. Of the three harbours the fishing fleet’s one is the busiest. The city itself consists largely of depressing channel diggers homes and ugly post war council flats. IJmuiden however borders to the largest Dunes nature reserve in Europe, has the broadest beach and a clean sea. An acquired taste it may be but I’ve grown to love this place so much I want to show the beauty of its ugliness. Continue reading

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