This juxtaposition not only brought to light the joy and spontaneity in the everyday, but also the poignant moments of sadness. My images were candid, allowing me to capture authentic slices of life that unfolded in real time. These were not choreographed scenes but rather raw, unfiltered moments that revealed the depths of emotion in their purest form. This series aimed to encapsulate the raw, unfiltered emotion that permeates the street, unveiling the intricate interactions between individuals. I strived to illustrate the complexity of human connections in the urban environment. In the heart of Amsterdam, this project has been my window into the human experience, unearthing the poetry hidden in the mundane.
Douglas Rogerson was born in 1966 in Aylesbury, United Kingdom. Douglas moved to Porto, Portugal in the early 1990s. After graduating from the Portuguese Institute of Photography he worked as a photojournalist both nationally and internationally. Preferring the long-term project, Douglas endeavors to tell a story through a series of images where the narrative becomes the central focus of the work.
In the bustling streets of Amsterdam, I embarked on a street photography project that delved into the intricate tapestry of human behaviour and the multifaceted human condition. This project was an exploration of the vivid and nuanced aspects of urban life, emphasizing the subtle interplay of colours, forms, and shapes that define the city’s visual identity. The use of juxtaposition was used to create striking contrasts within the urban landscape. It was through these carefully composed frames that I unearthed the playful and serendipitous moments that define life on Amsterdam’s streets.
Portfolio from the Developing A Visual Narrative in Street Photography workshop with Ed Kashi, October 2023.