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Wed 2.12.

Urban landscapes: photography by Bas Princen

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 02.12.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Section II by Bas Princen

Section II, 2007, by Bas Princen

The Rotterdam based photographer Bas Princen was trained as an architect before he decided to focus on architectural photography. With his photographs of giant construction sites and apparently absurd human artefacts he describes the oddity of human ‘civilisations’.

Mokattam ridge (garbage city) Cairo 2009 by Bas Princen

Mokattam ridge (garbage city) Cairo, 2009, by Bas Princen

“I go out to find photographs [...] in which the artificial and the natural take each other’s forms and in which one is unable to see if things are being constructed or destroyed. I think that is the most interesting thing that can be said right now about the cities in which we live, and the landscapes in which we dwell (and vice versa).” Bas Princen explained in a conversation with Mark Pimplott.

Blvd, 2009, by Bas Princen

Blvd, 2009, by Bas Princen

Valley (China), 2008, by Bas Princen

Valley (China), 2008, by Bas Princen

Future olympic park, 2007, by Bas Princen

Future olympic park, 2007, by Bas Princen

to the Van Kranendonk Gallery website