Photo book AMS
A photobook with photos of peripheral phenomena in Amsterdam. For this book, the 53 images that appeared in André Thijssen’s weekly photo column on the PS2 page of newspaper Het Parool, were expanded to a total of 110.
André Thijssen: “From April 2014 until April 2015, I published a photo every Tuesday on the full PS2 page of Het Parool, for which the editors gave me 100% freedom of interpretation. All images are made within the Amsterdam city limits and were published with just the postal code as a reference to the pictured locations.
“I showed the city through the interventions made by the inhabitants themselves. Not the kind of interventions that are aimed at making ‘art’ but signs that this is where people live. The responses reveal that through my images the users are experiencing this city in a different way.”
Photo book ‘AMS’
Design: Sabine Verschueren
Publisher: Fringe Phenomena, Amsterdam