The view from the rear of a residential building in an old city exhibits the ways in which people influence their surroundings. When a new building block is designed and built as a single structure and concept it acquires a uniformity and alignment; in older cities a much more fragmented and spontaneous architecture emerges. This architectural informality is in direct contrast with the façade of a building, which is much more aware of its appearance.
The Rear Window series focuses on the rear of buildings in capital cities. While one balcony becomes home to a large satellite dish, the neighbouring balcony becomes storage space; a small tree once planted in the courtyard has grown into a massive obstacle. There is also an element of the voyeuristic: meticulous exposures resolve small details in the houses and lives of their residents which were never meant to be outwardly visible.
By photographing these scenes in different capitals, national differences and global chaos are captured.
Project Rear Window by Jordi Huisman has been awarded with Third Place Award in City category at Photogrvphy Grant 2016.
Jordi Huisman was born in the Netherlands in 1982. He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Visual arts in The Hague and been working as a photographer since 2006 for magazines, design firms, architects, advertisement agencies and governmental organizations. His work has been exhibited and published world wide.