Ron Weijers - multi-disciplinairy expressions of art for creative concept & project development

Ron Weijers Photographic Projects

As a photographer Weijers targets in on "catching" an objective, but also an alternative vision. Photographic project like "Throw away your TV!", "It's a stars & stripes circus out there", Get Connected with Phonarchy", Spray-com", Orange Juice - LA drive-by shooting", "Target rush-hour" and "Fixx the game", reveal a deeper meaning by concept and reflect his vision on social and political issues and discussions from this time. His photographic work is shown in galleries within the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States.

Within this overview of photographic projects we provide links for viewing extensive slideshows belonging to the individual projects

alter vision - NY arti[facts] part I, II, III, IV, V & VI
an alternative photographic impression of New York by Ron Weijers
The Alter Vision series has been developed for publishing. A series of six themed booklets on a variety of aspects like graffity, architecture, street-art and people have been photographed over a period of seven months in Manhattan and Brooklyn during 2006. Six publications containing one hundred pictures each. An alternative impression on the Big Apple. 

For an extensive slideshow of the photographic content of these publications, please click on the images below.

Manhattan Transfer
a fascinating city full of imagination & surpriseszapping into a 1000 pictures rich & alternative photographic impression of New York by Ron Weijers
Introduction - New York - a fascinating city full of imagination & surprises

The wealth of the world has a New York address. Legions of artists, philosophers, businessman, poets, writers, musicians, industrialists, brokers, movie stars, advertising executives and more, from all over the world created (and still do so) this microcosm of all that New York has become. Its the story of a great fascinating city and perhaps nowhere else in this world is the essence of being alive more evident than in New York. A screeching amusement park without a roller coaster. This metaphor was used in more ways than one, for New York’s 24-hour figurative playground. The ultimate place to recharge your batteries on all the levels of your imagination. New York is one of the few places in the world where one can watch the night sky lighten and break into streaks of rose that suddenly saturate the heavens, then burst with sunlight that ignites sidewalks and streets that has not been stolen by high and indescribably ugly buildings. It piles up in buildings on land that is laced with gold.

The images evoked by New York are all tough, aggressive, gritty though alive: tall contentious skyscrapers piercing the sky; cavernous concrete streets thick with traffic; saturating lights; cabbies making wisecracks out of the sides of their mouths; pedestrians of all colors, races and social stations elbowing their ways through the teeming mass. Yet despite its stark realities, New York is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Although it has never possessed the romance of Paris, it has always exuded the thrill of power, money, ambition, and success. For all New Yorkers, from financiers to actresses, from advertising executives to mobsters, the Big Apple, as it is sometimes called, is the ultimate locale for the American dreamer. New York City is the largest city in the United States, and has been for almost two hundred years since shortly after birth of the nation. But size is not its only claim to prominence. It is also the nation’s, and perhaps the world’s, nucleus for business, trade, finance, publishing, communications, theater, music, and art. Like London, Paris, or Hong Kong, New York is a world capital and not simply the supreme American city. From its inception, New York has been rocked with troubles over population, unbearable traffic, crime, racial and ethnic conflict, pollution, filth, drugs, and an inordinately high cost of living. But it remains the greatest of American Dreams, not the City of Light, but the City of Life.

Throw away your TV!

the images from the 2005 - 2006 exhibition throw away your TV!

an alternative photographic impression of New York by Ron Weijers

LA 'drive-by' shooting

photographic impression on location of Los Angeles CA - inside views of a LA 'drive-by' shooting photographed during 2000 - exhibition concept released in 2005 by Ron Weijers

Fix the Game

an alternative motion pictures photographic impression  
screenshots photographed during 2005 - exhibition concept edited and released in 2005 by Ron Weijers

It's a stars & stripes circus out there

a photographic statement towards the American government under George W. Busch
a circus association with the US leadership in Washington.
All pictures are presented in setting together with the "Bush - stars & stripes" compilation (shown below)  
photographed during 1998 in Thessaloniki - Greece - exhibition concept edited and released in 2004 by Ron Weijers

Get Connected with Phonarchy

a free style impression on alternative expressions in communication  
photographed during 2005 in Brooklyn - New York - exhibition concept edited and released in 2005 by Ron Weijers

NY-artifacts photographic compilations of graffity material

photographed in New York during 2005 and 2006 by Ron Weijers

Target Rush Hour

a photographic impression in context with the current terrorism paranoia

a visual accent on the effects of terrorism on our thoroughly media influenced minds  

photographed during 2000 in London - exhibition concept edited and released in 2005 by Ron Weijers