Stan Heerkens


280 × 210 mm / digital print


During daytime, the Brabant countryside is the domain of nature lovers and hikers; in the evening it turns into the workspace of drug criminals and other shady figures. This seamless mixture of upper and lower world is typical of Brabant. Over the past decades, this province has grown into the drug barn of Europe, renowned worldwide for one of its most profitable export products: xtc. Photographer Stan Heerkens dived behind the facade of the pittoresk countryside and managed to capture this in images. Writer Jan van Tienen wrote an introduction to his work.