Poike Stomps, Zeist 1977, the Netherlands, graduated in photography BDES (2006) at HKU Academy of Art Utrecht.Now working as a social documentary photographer in Amsterdam, exploring human behavior / interaction, doing long term projects and assignments. He works in the fields of portrait, documentary, reportage and art photography.
He creates series exposing the way we handle death, about multicultural street life in Utrecht, on life on The Faroer Islands, or life with dementia. The last 12 years he captured the life with his father. Besides his personal work he hits his camera at shadows of passing airplanes trying to catch the impact the phenomenon may have on people and animals. And he observes people crossing street in his 42 European Capital Crossings project.
In November 2015 my book was presented at Paris Photo and again in January 2016- Crossing Europe
2015 - Finalist
Crossing Europe is a photo project where I travelled 42 European Countries and took pictures in each Capital City: of people crossing the street on busy intersections.
The first book was published and ready since 7 November 2015. I did present the book in Paris (12 till 15 November at Paris Photo Fair)
The books are availible via my site. The books are being reprinted and it is out there on January 22, 2016
The BOOK SIGNING in Amsterdam was on January 29 2016 at the PhotoQ Bookshop.
You can order the book here: http://www.poike.nl/buy-crossing-europe