reinier treur (b. 1961) is a photographer and editor based in the netherlands. he holds a master degree in dutch literature and had a career in pr & communications before switching to fine art landscape and documentary photography.
as a photographer he's mainly self taught. he uses medium format (and sometimes 35mm) analog cameras and color negative film.
influenced and inspired by the new topographics photographers, he's interested in the relation between mankind and the (altered or changing) landscape, with a particular curiosity for traces in the landscape that reveil 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.
selected publications & exhibitions
2021 - group exhibition what did you do during the lockdown? in photo gallery lichtzone
2019 - grinslân #4, weighbridge (2013) published in incandescent magazine issue 16
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