No scouting for that perfect location. No thinking about perfect framing. No fretting about choosing the right lens or having the right camera settings. No waiting for that one magical moment that would give the shot that something extra. Rather: leaving everything to chance instead.
For his photoseries ‘Go West’, Dutch photographer Maarten Vromans (1975) travelled by train from New York to San Francisco in 2018, a trip he had never made before. For four consecutive days, he took pictures of the new landscapes that he passed by. In the United States, Vromans explored whether it is possible to take interesting images if, as a photographer, you leave everything to chance. ‘Go West’ is a sequel to his photo series ‘Lucky Shots’ (2017).