Dirk Bakker is an architectural photographer who focuses on the geometry of lines and curves on the architecture gems he sees in the cities he visits. The Amsterdam-based photographer, who works under the pseudonym Macenzo, has a history in graphic design which makes him see a strong connection between architecture and graphic design. In the photographs he shares on his Instagram profile, Bakker manages to blend these two worlds so his body of work is a powerful representation of shapes, lines, forms, and patterns.
What accentuates his photographs is the way he portrays the structures he sees – Macenzo is also influenced by the minimalism, so he interprets the geometry of lines and shapes as a repetition in order to create an interesting and appealing rhythm to the architectural structures. He usually chooses white, but also bold-colored minimal architectural constructions and creates a repetition of facades that is simple, clear and precise, but at the same time has the power of a statement art piece.
Bakker’s work has been published in numerous design and architecture magazines and websites, including Archilovers, Architectural Digest, Architizer, and ArchDaily.