Interview Gosse Bouma
December 1 2022
December 1 2022
Gosse Bouma's (33) love for the city, Amsterdam, can be felt during his street photography. Gosse has a penchant for moments that capture stories of melancholy and serenity in an often busy city.
How did you get started with photography?
"I'd love to have an inspiring story about starting with my grandfather's camera at a very young age, but that's not the case. I'm a late bloomer. I only started serious photography a few years ago. I've been working as a videographer for some time, but with video you tell a story in a different way. Not through just one frame. The power of photography intrigues me immensely: telling a story in one image. Capturing a moment that never comes back. It's a wonderful challenge every time."
" Finding serene scenes in an environment where hundreds of thousands of people live, I love that."
Why did you choose the images on Kiekie Art?
"There are a few constant factors in my portfolio and Amsterdam is one of them. I prefer to roam the streets with my camera while the city is still asleep. Finding serene scenes in an environment where hundreds of thousands of people live, that I love it."
What is the most important lesson you learned from photography?
"I am still learning every day, but if I had to mention an important lesson, it would be: "patience is a virtue". I often want to go too fast. Both during the making of images and in my development as a photographer.
While making images I often have little or no influence on what I will see and capture in the image. I prefer to capture moments on the street or in nature as they are, without interference or directing. That is sometimes frustrating, but when it succeeds, the euphoria is all the greater."
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
"Take walks through the city or through nature."
What plans do you have for the future?
"Combining my photos into a beautiful zine/book. I would like to make an ode to Amsterdam in this way."