Hoofddorp 03 Lute Bridge

It is hard to detach a subject from its surrounding and in this case it was the trees that I decided to give centre stage, yet without the bridge the image would not be complete. Did you notice that I kept colour in the trees?

The 3 Hoofddorp Bridges (Netherlands):

Sometimes a seed of an idea is sewed much before the idea itself comes to fruition. This was the case in my recent images of the 3 Calatrava bridges from Hoofddorp, Holland.

While I was in Melbourne, Australia teaching the last Vision Explorers workshop, I tried (but not my satisfactory) to create a body of work with the bridges and their reflection. The idea has stayed with me…..incubated….and when photographing these three Santiago Calatrava bridges, I knew that reflections would be the theme of this body of work. Especially when photographing the Harp Bridge, as the traffic lines on the asphalt were my idea of an ‘urban’ reflection. Additionally, I didn’t want just a simple reflection, I wanted to create a ‘black to white – top to bottom’ transition as well.