We just happened across some fantastic photography by Erwin Van Amstel, who’s auto-biography reads as follows:
In 2000 I graduated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Since then I am working as a free-lance photographer, doing my own projects as well editorial and commissioned work for companies and the government.
For me, Coincidence is the most important starting point of photography. Photography is about moments I cannot control and about the specific way I react on what I see: which precise moment and image I choose to frame.
If I work on a series, a suggestion of a story arises at the moment of combining the images. I am not looking for a continuous narrative, but I am seeking for an atmosphere to answer for the whole.The meaning of the photographs does not lie in the images themselves but in the imagination and the associative abilities of the viewer.