Featured on: Streets of Amsterdam

Streets of Amsterdam–book number 3 in the Streets of… series–is a contemporary take on MENDO’s home base, Amsterdam, captured by more than 40 photographers. Pre-order Streets of Amsterdam now and get a limited edition photo by Rein Kooyman for free.

So, earlier this year, the good folks at MENDO (via Joost Bastmeijer) / teNeues reached out to invite me for collaboration with a photo book called Streets of Amsterdam, featuring contemporary photographers and their visual perspective on the Netherlands' capital. I have indeed been to Amsterdam last Summer and posted a few of my shots to my Instagram account. I guess they got noticed. What an amazing feeling that was!  Maybe on pair with the fact that the book IS on the verge of being published and I AM supposed to be in it! I can't wait to get my free copy and I truly hope the book does well for them, as that also means it will do great for me. Even if one person buys the book and enjoys one of my photos (assuming they used more than one), it will be enough for me. Because, you know, books... there's nothing quite like them, am I right?

Update on this next month. Hopefully.

Summer reading


Bought today, to be taken on the upcoming trip. It will serve as inspiration. Pamuk always hits a certain spot with me.

About the book:

"From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.
On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before –not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. The pair will come to depend on each other and exchange stories reflecting disparate views of the world.
But in the nearby town, where they buy provisions and take their evening break, the boy will find an irresistible diversion. The Red-Haired Woman, an alluring member of a traveling theatre company, catches his eye and seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. The young man’s wildest dream will be realized, but, when in his distraction a horrible accident befalls the well digger, the boy will flee, returning to Istanbul. Only years later will he discover whether he was in fact responsible for his master’s death and who the redheaded enchantress was."