Since a long time finally a day of taking pictures in my hometown Rotterdam. And not just by myself, but I participate in a street photography workshop of Fokko Muller. If you think about a Dutch street photographer, he is probably one of the first names that pops-up.
We start the day at Café Engels, in the “Groothandelsgebouw” near Rotterdam Central Station. This monumental building has had an important role in the post-war reconstruction of the city. The café itself has been renovated, with a truly retro feel.
To celebrate the 75 years of reconstruction the city is celebrated with a cultural event “Rotterdam celebrates the City!”. As part of this celebration a large scaffolding system, The Staircase has been build, as a symbolic red carpet into the city.
Our tour continues through the city, taking different challenges such as taking street portraits. I met these lovely ladies, enjoying the sunny day with an ice-cream. The people of Rotterdam are best described as divers, interesting and even though generally known as direct, very open and approachable.
So happy to live in one of the most buzzing and happening cities of Europe!