Thomas Schlijper: I am Amsterdam

Ever since Thomas Schlijper left art school in 1999, he has been roaming the streets of Amsterdam. Each day he captures in images the people, the streets and the moods of the capital of the Netherlands. In more than 120 photos, this book shows how brilliantly he succeeded.

Thomas publishes his slices of life on a daily basis on schlijper.nl, through his app and via Twitter. This has brought him a vast range of followers within and outside of Amsterdam and in many places abroad. Everyone who views his photos turns into a regular customer.

So beware when you open this book: there is no way back. See Amsterdam through Thomas' eyes - it's much better than using your own!

"I am a Schlijperfan"
Lodewijk Asscher, Dutch minister of social affairs

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Thomas candidly captures the surprising scenes that
await him around every corner: children eating
French fries on a broken traffic sign, the cheerful
girl next door, an abandoned building site or
a casual celebrity.

He catches all registers of urban life: speed,
easiness, madness, normality, danger, security,
love. His vision of reality shows us the wealth of
images that Amsterdam breathes. Ordinary people
stand out and exceptional people are absorbed in
his compositions.

"Thomas allows us to see the beauty of everyday life that we might
have missed otherwise."

Joop Matthijsse, Amsterdam

120 masterpieces / 128 pages / superior print quality / size 220 x 300 mm (8,8” x 11,8” / bilingual Dutch - English / sewn hardcover / retail price € 29,95 euro, $ 39 / ISBN 978 94 90848 606