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After starting his career as a professional photographer 10 years ago, one of Bastiaan Woudt’s biggest dreams – releasing a big collector’s book has become reality. ‘Rhythm’ is an assemblage of commissioned work and work from his private archive.
The book is a self-reflective document that was published by 1605 Publishers, Woudt’s own publishing house. He describes the process of selecting, post-producing and revisiting 10 years of such personal work during the global pandemic as a cathartic experience. “My creative evolution, who I am today and where I’m headed as a photographer has now been encapsulated within exactly 500 pages.”
‘My hope for this document is to not be considered the reflection of a time, moreover, for it to be an ever-growing entity.’
The term ‘rhythm’ has been a re-occurring theme within his life and photographs. Woudt sees rhythm in the lines and pages of a book. He sees rhythm in silhouettes, shapes and people. He sees a rhythm between black and white, between the light and the shadow.