europe on film

the analog getaway

Living in Europe means that a new city or a new country is never far away. It’s a stroke of luck to call this diverse continent home. Where each destination offers a unique blend of history, culture, and charm waiting to be captured through the lens of a camera.

There’s something magical about wandering through the cobbled streets of Antwerp or Rome, the bustling markets of Barcelona or Budapest, a picturesque village in Friesland, a province in the north of The Netherlands. Or even just walking through my hometown Haarlem. Or Amsterdam, where I used to live during the pandemic. Where my analog camera became my new best friend during daily strolls.

Camera in hand, ready to immortalize fleeting moments in time. Europe’s rich tapestry of landscapes and cityscapes provides endless inspiration for the avid traveler and photographer alike. And especially shooting film. It’s a chance to slow down, to savor the simplicity of shooting film. With each click of the shutter, I capture not just images, but memories.

This gallery of analog photos is a never-ending, never-finished project, as I will continue to explore Europe with my analog camera, capturing its beauty for as long as I live.

Rome, Februari 2015 | Kodak Tri-X 400
Budapest, May 2015

Ghent & Antwerp, May 2015 | Cinestill Xpro & Adox Silvermax
Basque Country, June 2015 | Kodak Ektar 100
Friesland (The Netherlands), July 2016 | Cinestill XPro
Barcelona, July 2015 | Kodak T-Max 100
London, July 2019 | Kodak Ektar 100
Switzerland, July 2023 | Kodak Ektar 100

covid walks

As the world slowed down and cities quieted, Amsterdam transformed into a serene and clean haven. With the streets emptied of bustling crowds, there was a newfound tranquility that enveloped the city, inviting me to explore its every corner with my analog camera. The Red Light District was so quiet that residents found themselves able to relax in front of their houses, enjoying an unexpected peace. Meanwhile, the heart of Amsterdam, Dam Square, resembled a scene from a zombie movie as it lay eerily empty..

Walking through the streets of my neighborhood became a daily pleasure, as I discovered the beauty in the ordinary and the charm in the mundane. Amidst the stillness, the little details that often go unnoticed suddenly became subjects.