DE LEGE STAD

In his series called 'De Lege Stad' (the empty city), Paul Bakker scours Amsterdam's streets to capture the city's restaurants and bars, still closed under the current lockdown measures.

"Strolling through Amsterdam I see the empty bars, restaurants and clubs. Places to relax, blow off steam and let loose. Spots that are usually filled with locals and visitors are now completely empty. With this series I want to document this moment in time. A moment that hopefully will be a thing of the past soon."

What started with the incidental photo or two during one of his walks through the city, has now become a visual journal of the city's desolate and foresaken restaurants. Captured through the window, lit by neon and residual light, the once lively restaurants and bars in the city now leave an eeriness and uneasy sense of emptiness, waiting to be filled.

Follow Paul on Instagram or his website for more photos.

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Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.

DE LEGE STAD

In his series called 'De Lege Stad' (the empty city), Paul Bakker scours Amsterdam's streets to capture the city's restaurants and bars, still closed under the current lockdown measures.

"Strolling through Amsterdam I see the empty bars, restaurants and clubs. Places to relax, blow off steam and let loose. Spots that are usually filled with locals and visitors are now completely empty. With this series I want to document this moment in time. A moment that hopefully will be a thing of the past soon."

What started with the incidental photo or two during one of his walks through the city, has now become a visual journal of the city's desolate and foresaken restaurants. Captured through the window, lit by neon and residual light, the once lively restaurants and bars in the city now leave an eeriness and uneasy sense of emptiness, waiting to be filled.

Follow Paul on Instagram or his website for more photos.

Featured in: Issue N°Hope
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.

De Lege Stad by Paul Bakker

DE LEGE STAD

In his series called 'De Lege Stad' (the empty city), Paul Bakker scours Amsterdam's streets to capture the city's restaurants and bars, still closed under the current lockdown measures.

"Strolling through Amsterdam I see the empty bars, restaurants and clubs. Places to relax, blow off steam and let loose. Spots that are usually filled with locals and visitors are now completely empty. With this series I want to document this moment in time. A moment that hopefully will be a thing of the past soon."

What started with the incidental photo or two during one of his walks through the city, has now become a visual journal of the city's desolate and foresaken restaurants. Captured through the window, lit by neon and residual light, the once lively restaurants and bars in the city now leave an eeriness and uneasy sense of emptiness, waiting to be filled.

Follow Paul on Instagram or his website for more photos.

Featured in: Issue N°Hope
Paul Bakker captures Amsterdam's deserted restaurant and bars in his photograph series 'De Lege Stad'.

DE LEGE STAD

In his series called 'De Lege Stad' (the empty city), Paul Bakker scours Amsterdam's streets to capture the city's restaurants and bars, still closed under the current lockdown measures.

"Strolling through Amsterdam I see the empty bars, restaurants and clubs. Places to relax, blow off steam and let loose. Spots that are usually filled with locals and visitors are now completely empty. With this series I want to document this moment in time. A moment that hopefully will be a thing of the past soon."

What started with the incidental photo or two during one of his walks through the city, has now become a visual journal of the city's desolate and foresaken restaurants. Captured through the window, lit by neon and residual light, the once lively restaurants and bars in the city now leave an eeriness and uneasy sense of emptiness, waiting to be filled.

Follow Paul on Instagram or his website for more photos.

Featured in: Issue N°Hope

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