Geisha by Sander Martens

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© Sander Martens

The world we live in is far from perfect, yet the photos depicting it are often photoshopped to perfection. It inspired me to experiment - not with Photoshop but with various cross-media techniques - adding ‘controlled chaos’ and a tactile quality to my work. Both the world and me turn out to be pretty distorted.
— Model: Amber Pranger

Past the present by Sander Martens

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© Sander Martens

Once the university’s biological center, “de Biotoop” in Haren (the Netherlands) is currently inhabited by a community of artists and young families. In a few years’ time though, it will be demolished to make way for luxury villas and apartments. Although photographed in the present, “Past the Present” provides a confronting look into the near future, in which “de Biotoop” will have become part of the past.

Seeing things by Sander Martens

JOEL MEYEROWITZ: SEEING THINGS

What a gem. Everyone with the slightest interest in photography wanting to know what ingredients make a great photo should read this. Don't let the fact that it's aimed at children fool you, this book boils photography down to its essentials and is a joy to read. 

Random seed by Sander Martens

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© Sander Martens

From the series "Pretty distorted" 

The world we live in is far from perfect, yet the photos depicting it are often photoshopped to perfection. It inspired me to experiment - not with Photoshop but with various cross-media techniques - adding 'controlled chaos' and a tactile quality to my work. Both the world and me turn out to be pretty distorted.

Over the line by Sander Martens

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© Sander Martens

From the series "Pretty distorted" 

The world we live in is far from perfect, yet the photos depicting it are often photoshopped to perfection. It inspired me to experiment - not with Photoshop but with various cross-media techniques - adding 'controlled chaos' and a tactile quality to my work. Both the world and me turn out to be pretty distorted.

Polka dot by Sander Martens

© Sander Martens

© Sander Martens

From the series "Pretty distorted"

The world we live in is far from perfect, yet the photos depicting it are often photoshopped to perfection. It inspired me to experiment - not with Photoshop but with various cross-media techniques - adding 'controlled chaos' and a tactile quality to my work. Both the world and me turn out to be pretty distorted.