Filming the Built Environment 
I have been making films of the built environment as cinematic commentary on architecture, landscapes and urban areas.

Short films I make tend to focus on design, yet with a storytelling flavour. The outcome of the filming process is video as well as photography. 

I have started developing the short video format of the built environment through my on-going project Rotterdam, Non-fiction, which is a series of short films on the lives of buildings and urban life in Rotterdam.
With each film I use the camera to explore what moments does certain spaces deliver to the life around them.

My instinct always is to try to find an element in the life of a place and to build the story about design around it. In the case of Erasmus Bridge Film the action in the center of the film is the social protest on the bridge. In Boijmans Depot Film it is the skaters and dancers using the public park around it. 

On a longer format, I am working on making documentaries about the built environment. Focused on its initiators, designers, builders and the thought processes around it, documentary film format is another way to look at design and built environment. 

Find out more about Harvesting Optimism project.