WEEK COLLECTION 08

2016, Uncategorized

At the end of the years websites and blogs will be filled with 2016 lists. For me 2016 was a mixed bag. I changed job, my son spent months in a rehabilitation hospital, my daughter went to high school. My wife struggled with her health. Her mother tried to beat her cancer. Somewhere in between I tried to keep photographing. Thankfully I feel surrounded by beautiful and warm people.

Politically it was, well meh. The States elected a new POTUS, good luck with that. We’ve seen horrifying scenes in Syria, terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East. 2017 might be even worse with elections throughout Europe, including my homecountry the Netherlands. I hold my breath and can only think of the wise words by human rights activist Iyad el-Baghdadi: “Remember and believe that hate cannot melt hate, only reinforce it. Only love can melt hate. Make it a cornerstone of your belief.”

Blessed Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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15 thoughts on “WEEK COLLECTION 08

  1. Happy Holidays to you and yours Wouter.

    I’m embarrassed to be writing this from the United States this morning. The past year has been awful and it seems the coming year will be worse as we watch our country go downhill. Of course, it’s not just Trump, it’s the many people who voted for him. I don’t feel safe in my country anymore and this is a big deal. Being depressed about all of this has gotten in the way of my photography and one of my resolutions is to get back into taking pictures at the very least, as a way to get away from the awful news we’re hearing every day. Sigh. Be well, and keep making excellent photographs, I’ll be watching.

    1. Depressing, it sure is Richard. In Europe we’ve first seen Brexit, now the election outcome in the US, and what more will follow next year in Europe. Unlike in the States we have a multi-party system to ensure some form of consensus. With the impatience of the people and extreme right I’m very worried too. Keep it simple and very close to you Richard. Happy Holidays.

  2. #6 looks like the images NS (Dutch Railways) uses internally to scetch the future of the bigger railway stations. Several modes of public transport, spacious, lots of services. Never thought a present day station, like the Hague CS building, could already show that.
    It keeps puzzling me how you can combine these views with the compact, person-oriented views of public transport.

  3. I don’t know know which inspire me more, Wouter – your words or your photographs. The truth is, they both do. I read and reread them (your words) and look at and then revisit them (your images) again…and again. Thank you for both – and for making me think about my own words and images (and life) in different ways.

  4. Thank you for letting us follow your year Wouter, even though you were battling through some really grim events. It’s great to see new work from you each week again. Very best wishes for you and your family for Christmas and the New Year.

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