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Marc Vermeeren

Freelance art director, creative consultant and designer working from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
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Thanks to movies like Paris, Texas and Badlands the U.S. has been a great inspiration to me early on in life. To take pictures while traveling through the states has always been something I wanted to do. In 2011 I chose to do so, without needing a visa, driver’s license or any type of funds.




California I - Amsterdam 01:26AM 2013



California I - Amsterdam 01:26AM 2013




I would explore and document the country at my own pace, focusing on states, cities and towns that I’m oblivious to. I found that I didn’t even have to use my camera or cross a border. Every ‘photograph’ I took was made through Google Street View.








California I - Amsterdam 01:26AM 2013

California II - Amsterdam 02:44AM 2013
California II - Amsterdam 02:44AM 2013







"It led me to question what makes a photograph a photograph?"





Every image would go through the same proces as with a ‘regular photograph’ I’d took; composing, editing, sorting. The only difference was this time I’d make a screenshot in stead of pressing the shutter button.






California I - Amsterdam 01:26AM 2013



California I - Amsterdam 01:26AM 2013


California I - Amsterdam 01:26AM 2013









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This is a small selection of images from the full archive that spans over 1000 images taken across the U.S. from 2012 to 2015.


The project has been exhibited in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.