PhotoGraphic. This is how Dirk Bakker, an Amsterdam-based photographer better known as @macenzo, describes his perfectly composed architectural images.  With a background in graphic design, Dirk’s work is strongly influenced by his love for lines, patterns, and shapes, and he constructs these elements into one “graphic artwork” afterwards.


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Strolling through his Instagram gallery, one might think those images are just too good to be true. “It’s no secret, I edit my pictures till I reach satisfaction,” Dirk told Bored Panda. “For me, a picture is like a graphic design assignment – I edit or manipulate it until I find an interesting, exciting, and balanced image.” He also loves to create his own constructions and he enjoys the power of repetition that creates interesting patterns – as he says himself, in the end it's all about playing with graphical elements.

However, Dirk’s pictures take more than just a unique eye for patterns, textures, and lines – they also take time and patience to find a perfect perspective. “Sometimes the first shot is the best,’ says Dirk. ‘And sometimes I really need to take a lot to find a usable one. Some subjects can also be used several times, e.g. a close up, a straight up or far away shot – all this gives a different result.” As a true Dutchman, Dirk enjoys “photo-cycling” not only in his hometown of Amsterdam and many different cities and countries that he is invited to visit, but also for his SeeMyCity projects (a travel-photography initiative that he helped to co-found).

From simply beautiful pieces of pavement to mind-blowing staircases, from eye-pleasing facades to majestic bridges, Dirk Bakker presents you with the beauty of our everyday surroundings.

More info: Instagram | macenzo.nl | Facebook

#1 ContainerCity

ContainerCity

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Maarten de Vries 2 months ago

hmm.. photoshop of the ndsm-containers, Amsterdam North?

#2 Embrace You

Embrace You

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#3 Every Step You Take

Every Step You Take

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#4 GreenHouse

GreenHouse

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#5 SkyLines

SkyLines

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#6 Liv’in Color

Liv’in Color

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#7 Two Of A Kind

Two Of A Kind

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Serge M. 2 months ago

oh i would love to rent an apmt there...

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#8 Up You Go

Up You Go

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#9 2 pRoof

2 pRoof

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#10 Round In Circles

Round In Circles

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#11 Riding The Wave

Riding The Wave

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#12 DiscoveRED

DiscoveRED

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#13 Red, Yellow And Blue

Red, Yellow And Blue

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#14 Red Wave

Red Wave

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#15 Shake It Up!

Shake It Up!

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