Buurt op straat (neighborhood on the street)

Buurt op straat, Peter van de Wijngaart

Photographer Peter van de Wijngaart has been renting a bakfiets (big old-fashioned dutch cargo trike) from us each week or so for months. I just figured he used the bakfiets to carry his equipment like a number of other Amsterdam photographers do.

Today I learned that the story is actually much more interesting: Peter rides around the city at night collecting furniture, televisions, kitchen equipment and other household items. He then creates and photographs improvised “rooms” on the street. They’re eerie but somehow also intimate and cozy. Have a look for yourself:

Peter van de Wijngaart’s “Buurt op Straat”

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