Arts Editor: Christopher George
Amsterdam Resized: the grandiose Amsterdam reduced to the smallest proportions. The pictures of photographer Jasper Léonard zoom out to zoom in on what makes Amsterdam so unique as a city.
Photographer Jasper Léonard passion for photography developed in a particular way:
"Through the pleasure I felt fiddling endlessly with camera lenses. It didn’t reinvent photography, but it did give shape to the photographer that I am today. My ‘lenses project’ was at the basis of my master’s thesis in visual arts at St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp in 2010. One of those lenses was a 45 mm Tilt-Shift lens, where the rubber of the lens is folded in such a way that at certain spots the image loses some of its sharpness in a typical way. This past year I went out and focused my lenses on the life I found in Amsterdam. Thanks to these lenses and my Tilt-Shift adapters, Amsterdam feels really small in this book".
A curios book where everything seems unreal, miniature, fake.
Showing Amsterdam in a completely new and unique vision, as unique as Amsterdam is itself.