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I,XXX: A VISUAL ODE TO AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam is known for its tulips, the many bicycles, coffee shops, canals and the Red Light District. Photographer Philippe Vogelenzang pays tribute to the capital with his book I, XXX (I, Amsterdam) in which he captures the city's identity with his camera lens. Online editor: Natasha Hendriks
Image: Mendo

Vulnerable but powerful

In this book, Philippe Vogelenzang captures the unique energy of Amsterdam through a collection of artistic photographs, largely new work. On every page you will discover strong personalities, city representatives, the common man, mothers and models. Classic Amsterdam products and XXX objects, photographed exclusively as aesthetic forms and sculptures. Vulnerable but powerful.

I, XXX is the first monograph by Dutch photographer Philippe Vogelenzang, published by MENDO. As an image maker, Philippe is known for his playful, honest and powerful portraits that often have an iconic presence. The book is a visual manifesto about freedom, sexuality, identity and its relationships with the city of Amsterdam.