Dick Duyves

Untitled, Los Angeles, 2005

C-print, 70.5 x 46.5 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2009-025-002
© Dick Duyves

Dick Duyves
b. 1970 (Zaandam, NL), lives and works in Haarlem, NL

For his pictures Dick Duyves travels to places where nature and civilization meet, giving new meanings to strange non-places and in-between spaces by photographing them. Geography and knowledge of place are secondary to him; he finds his subject matter everywhere. Like his main artistic inspirations, William Eggleston, Ed van der Elsken, and Garry Winogrand, he does not judge the situations he encounters, but in quiet and careful images he observes humankind’s point of contact with its surroundings. Although people generally do not appear in his images, their traces serve as all the more obvious signs of their presence, even if they are physically absent.