The final post in this series featuring the Eye Filmmuseum. Graceful lines and a sense of movement that resembles the path of something skipped across the water to me. Utterly beautiful.
Of all the things I enjoy about this building is the sense of movement. It is unrelenting.
The Eye Filmmuseum is very good at hiding its bulk. This angle gives an impression of the mass and imposition on the ground beneath it as well as some hints to the underlying construction techniques.
So my oldest child said this reminds them of a whale. I think it might be ambivalent to those swarming around and inside it.
Amidst the stark lines, grey skies and wet wood, this place is warmly welcoming to visitors.
This intuitively reminds me of the lines and pores of the skin on my hands which is changing as I get older. But there is also dissonance because of the relative rate of change…
I’m beginning to feel like this building is something of an obsession. Maybe it’s the clean lines fuzzed with the texture of its ‘skin’ which appear to give it a sense of vitality and life.
One of the great things about the Eye Filmmuseum is its shape and position in the landscape. On the north bank of the IJ, behind the central station and next to the A’dam tower, it almost looks like a mega yacht ostentatiously parked by its owner to prompt a response.
This building is so easy to photograph. It’s shape and the texture of the cladding in contrast to the use of wood around it fascinate me. The content of the museum is normally as interesting as the exterior, having discovered the cinema of Bela Tarr here a few years ago
As I try to learn more about using my kit, experimenting with narrow apertures and low ISO settings means long exposures. Riding the M52 metro line in Amsterdam presented a lot of opportunities. As I’d not brought a tripod with me, I had to find bits of infrastructure to brace the camera as I took exposures of up to 30 seconds. Luckily, each platform had plenty.
The trains on these lines appear to be equipped with LED lights at the front and on the sides, perhaps the frequency of the lights is responsible for the staggering effect in the orange streak.