Erik Braam

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The web shop is owned by Erik Braam.


“I’ve been a street photographer for almost a decade now and I have made photos of many streets in many cities all over Europe. Since I live near Amsterdam it is very easy for me to take pictures there. When it comes to Amsterdam I more and more aim to document the city and its people. We all know the famous images made by photographers like William Klein, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson. In their images you see people and their environment. You can almost put a date to every picture. Ed van der Elsken was a Dutch photographer that documented Amsterdam years ago. And his pictures show Amsterdam and its people in the 1950’s to the 1980’s.

I think it is important to maintain the ‘tradition’ of documenting the streets so people won’t forget the history of a city. That is the main reason why I visit and photograph Amsterdam so often.

When I took my first “street pics” they where more about the people than about the streets. Now I try to get them in balance. The streets don’t live without the people.”

More of Erik’s work can be seen at his personal site. If you want to contact Erik Braam please use this form.