Maarten van Schaik

"Chaos is the terrain in which I make my best photographs. Inside the complexity of the city, I’m looking for “black holes” or “non-places”, where color, light, materials, lines and strange objects play together inside the frame of my camera. I don’t see my pictures as pure registration; instead I feel a strong connection with painting and music.

I try to stay as close as possible to my original way of thinking, which maybe defies itself best as: seeing one thing in everything and seeing everything in one thing, or: seeing the importance of the seemingly unimportant."