Documentary photographer Ryan Koopmans was born in Amsterdam and raised in Vancouver. He continues to travel in pursuit of photographic work that focuses largely on architecture, urban planning, and the built environment of megacities. Koopmans’ perspective is recognisable; an oblique vantage point where the scale of the world’s megacities shifts between sheer enormity, and that of a rendered model. He shared further insight – as well as his fantastical series Paradise Now – with AHB.
I traveled before I was a photographer, but didn’t make pictures. Now a camera is always with me.
A common reaction to these photographs is ‘wow, that’s crazy, where is that?’, but in a virtually connected world, discovering places that no one has seen has become increasingly challenging.