Photographer Michael Floor searches for the odd and unusual, and is fascinated by the darker, alienated site of life. For this series he followed a man named Peter. Despite his rough appearance, Peter is sympathetic, kind and loyal. But he has lived a turbulent life full of extremes. He used to be a gangster, surrounded by Amsterdam’s biggest criminals. Later he became a social worker, running a youth hangout by himself. Now he’s retired and lives in a trailer near Amsterdam or in his second home, a small farmhouse in rural France.
Michael has been photographing Peter over the past few years, developing an unlikely friendship while doing so. Michael’s studio is located on the second floor of this hotel, in Broedplaats.