I’m Alex Sievers, born in 1961 in the Netherlands, the country where I still live. I live in the centre of our small country, what makes travelling within the country quite easy. My interest in photography was born during my architectural study. Photography in those early years was just a tool to analyse creations by others, usually buildings and details of buildings. But soon the photos, the actual lesson material, attracted me as much as the building itself. By now, buildings are not my favourite subject to photographs, although sometimes lines and perspectives can be amazingly great.
I like empty spaces like deserts- probably because the Netherlands rank high among the world’s most densely inhabited countries. In desert surroundings I especially feel for the colours and the contrasts between rocky material, sand and trees trying to survive. What has left from my education is that photography made me wanting to see the world, rather than just to have a brief look.
I found (and still find) myself lucky to travel on our planet. Always carrying my camera with me. And a tripod and sturdy shoes. Namibia is one of the places I liked best, because of the vastness of the country and the diversity in desert landscapes. But also closer to my home there is much worth to photograph in my opinion. My Netherlands series already has over 1000 photos online. That should say something.
Since 1997 I run an internet homepage on sievers.nl – and it takes a lot of time. Apart from publishing through the internet I can find my own work in magazines, books and calendars and on walls of homes and offices.
To get a license for use or to buy a print you can contact me per e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +31 650 685 175