reinier treur (b. 1961) is a photographer and editor based in the north of the netherlands. he holds a master degree in dutch literature and had a career in pr & communications before he switched to fine art landscape and documentary photography.
as a photographer he is mainly self taught. he uses medium format (and sometimes 35mm) analog cameras and color negative film.
influenced and inspired by the new topographic photographers, he is interested in the relation between mankind and the (altered or changing) landscape, with a particular curiosity for traces in the landscape that unveil human interventions from the past.
he likes empty, dilapidated, gloomy and messy locations as much as excessively orderly and overly neat places.
his work shows the beauty of landscapes that most people regard as boring and ugly.
limited edition prints are for sale. reinier treur is available for commissions. for enquiries mail to: info[at]treur[dot]org
a booklet containing a dozen of his photos is published by subjectively objective. a few copies are still available here.
selected publications & exhibitions
2017 - in the flat field series featured at camera infinita
2016 - mini monograph publication by subjectively objective
2016 - grinslân featured at new landscape photography
2015 - ubi energeia fuit series featured at despite the illusion
2014/15 - grunnen in twijen; group exhibition, provinciehuis groningen and subsequently in 10 public libraries