Excerpt from the story Het laatste woord:
‘The Biesbosch feels like a secret and infinitely large garden, where I go on my own if I want to flee Rotterdam. People in cities like Rotterdam are usually busy living to the rhythm of a crowded day, with the chest ahead and at some point without being very involved, because that’s the way urban life is supposed to be. The engines and washing machines run that it is a sweet pleasure and the traffic lights jump on red according to a well thought-out system and yet one often goes on, because having haste is a sign of prosperity and progress and often useful as well.’
Boudewijn Bollmann (Utrecht, 1983, self-taught) has been photographing since 2005. In the beginning he did this mainly at night, in the streets of Eindhoven and without the guts to appeal to people. But also at night and on the street people live and they naturally demolish Baldwin’s pictures. Over those adventures he made the ten-part photozine Twisted Streets, which was handmade and free.
Since 2010, Boudwijn has lived in Rotterdam. His focus is still on the street, the big city and especially on the people who are (sometimes against will and thanks) part of it. The photo book Geordende droefheid (2020, published in-house) is a return to the early days: a photographer who himself roams the streets.
Since 2006, Boudewijn has been photographing on behalf of various cultural institutions, companies and newspapers.