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.

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

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ContainerCity

ContainerCity

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Maarten de Vries 2 years ago

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

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Embrace You

Embrace You

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Every Step You Take

Every Step You Take

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GreenHouse

GreenHouse

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SkyLines

SkyLines

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Oscar Casian 1 year ago

this is pretty cool, infinite star...

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Liv’in Color

Liv’in Color

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Two Of A Kind

Two Of A Kind

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Gabriela Correa Purificação 2 years ago

That´s so cool

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Up You Go

Up You Go

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2 pRoof

2 pRoof

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Round In Circles

Round In Circles

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Riding The Wave

Riding The Wave

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DiscoveRED

DiscoveRED

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Red, Yellow And Blue

Red, Yellow And Blue

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Red Wave

Red Wave

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Shake It Up!

Shake It Up!

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Balcony Fiësta

Balcony Fiësta

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Down On The Street

Down On The Street

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Double Vision

Double Vision

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anecDOTes

anecDOTes

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Under The Dome

Under The Dome

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City Waves

City Waves

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HouseParty!

HouseParty!

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Elisabeth Mager 2 years ago

That's an awful lot of alcohol!

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Moving In

Moving In

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The Wave In Almere

The Wave In Almere

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Flip Over

Flip Over

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Liv’in Color

Liv’in Color

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Shape Of Shades

Shape Of Shades

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Sky Of Tiles

Sky Of Tiles

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Slick As A Brick

Slick As A Brick

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Kiss In The Sky

Kiss In The Sky

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Waves In The City

Waves In The City

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9Combine

9Combine

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Miles Of Tiles

Miles Of Tiles

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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aRound Four

aRound Four

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Cllllllllosed

Cllllllllosed

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Colors for her. Love always

Colors for her. Love always

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Dunes In The City

Dunes In The City

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Fish&Bikes

Fish&Bikes

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Living Around

Living Around

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SpaceStation

SpaceStation

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Surround Me

Surround Me

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Take A Bite

Take A Bite

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Elevator City

Elevator City

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Get Over It

Get Over It

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Standing Strong

Standing Strong

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Being refleXXted

Being refleXXted

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I Saw Her Walking

I Saw Her Walking

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Looking Down

Looking Down

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Open Windows

Open Windows

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RembrandtHouse

RembrandtHouse

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Getting Higher

Getting Higher

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Line It Up

Line It Up

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Live In Full Color

Live In Full Color

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Turn Inside

Turn Inside

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Ihi Lani 2 years ago

These are all unfortunately named, beautiful but so horribly named