André Thijssen: AMS
In this photobook, Dutch photographer André Thijssen presents 110 full-page peripheral visions of the city of Amsterdam. Seen sideways, from the corner of the artist’s eye, the city is brimming with seemingly insignificant situations, accidental juxtapositions, and interventions that are either made by chance or purposefully by its inhabitants.
Described as “pencil sharpeners for the eyes”, the images therefore become intriguing, mysterious, and compellingly obscure, with nothing more than the postal codes given as reference to the pictured locations. Part of the book’s content was published as a weekly column in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool in 2014–2015.