Unorthodox, André van Noord, Avenue Magazine 1990
When shooting outdoors in Amsterdam, the Eastern Harbour has long been my favorite location. Even during the reconstruction in the nineties, it offered a multitude of backgrounds such as industrial and classical buildings, walls, doors, gates, and fences in all kinds of materials and colors. Besides a lot of water, like any harbour, there were narrow alleys, but also open spaces showing lots of sky.
After the reconstruction this had all disappeared. Now the only thing you’ll find there is a lot of beautifully designed houses and apartment buildings, which makes this new living area one of the most modern looking quarters of the city.