With Amsterdamize I use the city as backdrop for what I call ‘humanity in motion’, aka people on bikes. I publish photos, videos and stories, either personal or human interest, relating to my life or others’ who I meet along the way. It allows me lots of room to let the bicycle serve as a cohesive and inclusive subject, a blender, an umbrella, a line to hang things from, so to speak.
Often enough I shoot pictures of scenes that fall in between the cracks of my themes and/or subjects, which I’m tempted to put up, but usually don’t. Because there are others who do a far better job, doing this city justice. Which brings me to Wolfgang Josten, also known as Wojofoto on Flickr. He’s very much into street art, the raw edges of Amsterdam (and other cities), people in general and the number 1 mode of transportation. The bicycle is generally the backdrop for the city that he observes, a passing or stationary object supporting his framing, in context or juxtaposition. I will stop here and let his pictures wrap this post up.