Since the mid 1990’s Bert Teunissen is on the road, photographing the landscape. Always in the same way: shot from behind the steering wheel while driving, during his travels through Europe and the dense American landscape of the Everglades in Florida. Bert Teunissen uses an Olympus Pen; the legendary half frame camera from the 60s and 70s. All photographs are printed on out of date photographic paper-stock, creating different flares in colours and contrasts, which makes every print unique and impossible to create again. For Bert Teunissen this irreversible process is part of his search to capture the fluid state of mind while traveling.
Born in 1959. Bought his first camera in 1974 and built his own darkroom in 1976. Became a full time photographer in 1984. During a long and successful career in commercial and advertising photography, Bert also reached the stage of international recognition with his personal photographic projects. As a self taught photographer and artist he also teaches story telling and image making at the Crossmedia Design section of the AKI in Enschede in The Netherlands.
Bert is best known for his extensive European photo project ‘Domestic Landscapes’ in which the natural daylight in the interior leads him back to the memories of his childhood (published by Aperture in 2007).
Nowadays he is exploring the power of storytelling in sequences and series of single subjects from everyday situations.