Overheated streets of contemporary holiday destinations tend to expose a gap between the included and the excluded. Little private Gardens of Eden in exotic hotspots are widely available for those who have, as part of a global system of cheap tickets and mass consumption. Cynically, they subsequently attract those who have not, but only during the dark hours; the architectural expressions of borders of ownership are marked with high walls, signs and fences. Not bothered by neither good taste nor moral standards the gap appears in many forms, with the sun as sizzling excuse. On the one hand it becomes visible by the large impermeable stone fortresses overseeing the bay. On the other hand, when you take a stroll past any 'Vigilante intervención inmediata 24H' sign you will be barked at by Dobermanns, sending a clear message.
AUTHOR: Sebastian van Damme NETHERLANDS
Sebastian van Damme is a photographer, inspired from within the architecture world. Through his understanding of process, architecture and urbanism he excells in envisioning the beauty of the built/unbuilt environment. This has to be understood in a broad sense as his work manifests.
Imagery of the built environment
"As we relocate ourselves from one place to another, architecture and its spatial inversion can be seen as the preconditions of our daily life, intensified by the weather. Sometimes this is highlighted by remarkable designs and sometimes the non-descript environment has it's own sudden beauty. Together they are my inspiration."
Sebastian is trained in Architecture with honors at the Delft University of Technology, which contributes largely to his autodidact photographic artistic expression. Sebastian's work has been featured in international publications and media.