2006: FAILE stencils appeared in the streets of Amsterdam and immediately I started photographing these artworks. This changed my way of looking at my city and turned me into a graffiti spotter.
November 2017, Uitgeverij Lubberhuizen published my street art photo book:
#STREETART AMSTERDAM (sold out) review: Het Parool
To create this historic photo book, I spent over a decade spotting graffiti and street art in Amsterdam. #STREETART AMSTERDAM features the artworks of over 500 ‘writers’ in approximately 800 photographs, turning it into an unique collection of Amsterdam street art, documenting the works of artists like Faile, Shoe, Otto Schade, Karski, Beyond, C215, Alice Pasquini, KBTR, Anopsy, Bustart, Stinkfish, Inca, Beast and many more.
An unique retrospective, as much of the published art has vanished as a result of buildings being demolished and walls being rewritten. #STREETART AMSTERDAM illustrates why street art has become a recognised art category.
Today, I am still spotting. Early September 2023 my new book AMSTERDAM STREET ART will be available in book and web shops.
Kees Kamper 2023