As you walk along the ancient ĎSurinamekadeí (Surinam Quay) on the KNSM Island in Amsterdam, you can see the
last traces of itís history as a freight harbour. A ray of light. Quickly you grab your camera from the bag
and exchange the memory card. Flat on your belly you take a photograph of the symbol of the past in a modern
environment. Photographing harbour traces.
For me an easy thing to do, automatically, without thinking how I pick up my camera, change my memory card and chose my point of view.
Much more complex actions for photographer Peter Verzendaal. Picking up and operating a camera with two almost completely paralysed hands is quite a challenge. Moving around in a wheelchair because your legs donít work anymore makes finding a good standpoint for a photo a completely different thing.
Thatís what makes Peter an extraordinary photographer, a special person who, despite it all makes us enjoy the ORDINARY so much with his camera.
Color photography, Peter Verzendaal.
Black & white photography, James van Leuven.