For the last few years I have made an annual trip to Amsterdam; sometimes for pleasure, sometimes to teach. Amsterdam is a wonderful city to visit, full of amazing landmarks, museums, architecture and history. It is the Dutch people, however, that I truly love. As a Canadian, my country and the Netherlands have a special history together and I instantly feel at home as soon as I get off the train.
This past September I was in Amsterdam to teach a workshop and to spend a few days exploring the city with my camera. On past trips, I have photographed the quintessential Amsterdam landmarks so this time I just wanted to capture life on the streets, those little vignettes you see when you slow down and observe what is happening around you. As always, Amsterdam did not disappoint.
Most of the photographs in this essay were taken with the Fuji X100F, a few with the Fuji X-Pro2 and the 50mm f/2 lens. All images used the Acros film simulation, with small adjustments in Lightroom.
I hope you enjoy this peek into life on the streets of Amsterdam. Part two in this series, coming next week, will feature new colour work from the same trip.