I have not shot nearly as many pictures since I left Venice. Sometimes I’m shy with the camera, which was never the case in Italy because everyone, including the Italians, always has their cameras out, taking pictures of everything. Venice is also more familiar to me than the other cities I’ve visited, and sadly it now belongs to tourists and foreigners, whom I don’t mind capturing. The Dutch were generally very polite when they saw my camera out and would want to wait for me to finish my picture before passing, which was awkward because I shoot long exposures in series and am often in one place for twenty minutes to make the right picture. So far, the Germans do not appear to have noticed that I’m here. In Berlin and to some degree in Amsterdam, I almost always see a train moving in the background when I look in one direction long enough. And in both countries I find inspiration in the paneled glass walls and ceilings.
These pictures were made in Antwerp, Brussels, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, and Berlin. I hope I can shoot Los Angeles like this when I get back.