“I’d like to leave behind something bigger than myself.”
People are great at telling stories and thereby keeping history alive. But what will these stories evoke after years, when nobody can picture them anymore? André wants to leave behind more than a documentation, more than a scientific paper. So he has launched several projects in order to engrave stories into photos. For eternity.
André Bakker // Photography // Projects
Be a European
Travelling across Europe – without a set route, without a set place to crash, without a plan for the next morning. André has ventured out to portray Europe in all its diversity. Because it is this diversity that makes life so colorful – and for André, Europe is one of the most colorful places on earth. In his pictures to which he keeps adding, he shows how highly relevant the European concept was and still is today. Everyone who offers André a meal and a place to stay for the night will receive a unique photograph in return: a portrait, a wedding picture, a snapshot of the family dog, the ultimate food picture for Instagram, the living room interior in all its beauty …
Would you like to participate in the project? André is looking forward to hearing from you!
In 2018, the Old-Limburgian Shooting Club Festival (oud Limburgs Schuttersfeest) is being hosted in Leudal, the Netherlands – with André right in the thick of the action. He has grown up with the cultural event, his Limburgian upbringing making him the man he is today. In order to return the favor, he’d now like to show the marksmen, guilds and fraternities in their element. Which role does the local culture play in today’s society? André is taking a closer look …