About me

My interest in photography started after seeing images of Ed van der Elsken,
William Eggleston and Garry Winogrand. They're my favorites.
I work as a photographer since 1995 in Amsterdam and recently in Haarlem.

What I like about photography is the opportunity to give space new meanings.
Reality is not important, reality in the picture is important.
What is the world looking at a picture.
In a photograph everything has got a meaning.

For his photographs Dick Duyves travels to places where nature and civilization meet. Geography and knowledge of place are secondary to him; he finds his subject matter everywhere. Like his main artistic inspiration, William Eggleston, he does not judge the situations he encounters, but in quiet en careful images he observes humandkind's point of contact with its surroundings. Although people generally do not appear in his images, their traces serve as all the more obvious signs of their presence, even if they are not physically present.

Nicole Morgan, Fotomuseum Winterthur