April 14, 2022
IN CONVERSATION WITH MAARTEN VROMANS
Photography by Maarten Vromans
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Through his photography, Maarten Vromans takes us on a visual journey as he travels from one place to another. Be it on foot, by boat or train, Maarten methodically records the altering terrain in his passage of time, building memories that will last forever. This could be the eroded buildings in an anonymous urban setting, but also the untouched landscape of a remote region, or the infinite distance on unspoiled open water. "Movement," states Maarten, "is always at the heart of my work and methods". He likes to move through transition areas such as the no-man’s land between residential, commercial and working environments, or, between built-up, cultivated and untouched areas. There Maarten will be, in places that appear that no longer belong to anyone, creating photos that are tranquil, abstract and picturesque, and in which the subject always remains recognisable.
“I don't want to come to a standstill. Movement, in every way, is essential in my work and methods.”