The Dutch landscape as it is nowadays is to a great extent man-made. Over the ages courses of rivers were bent, where once was sea now crops are harvested and land consolidation on a large scale is one of the reasons Dutch agriculture could reach a level of unprecedented efficiency. In 2008 landscape architect Henk van Blerck and photographer Michiel Pothoff decided to collaborate and produced a series of 61 photographs called Canon van het Nederlandse Landschap. One of the criteria for the selection of landscapes was human interference during several periods of time. Thus urbanisation and lanscapes created by land consolidation play an important role in this work.
In 2008 all photographs were made with a Cambo WDS combined with a Leaf digital back and Schneider 35xl lens.
At the moment Michiel is revisiting these 61 landscapes. The Cambo WDS is still his travel companion. This time every photograph will be combined with a 360° panorama. The latter shot with a Nikon D5 paired with a Zeiss 18mm lens on a Cambo CLH-500 panorama head.
This link directs you to a panorama of the river IJssel near Kampen, Cambo’s home town.
It’s a work in progress. So if you’d like to see more, just visit the Canon van het Nederlandse Landschap from time to time.
More about Michiel Pothoff: www.studiopothoff.nl