Slow Happiness

It’s taken 26 countries and two decades to amass the photographs shown in a lovely new exhibition of the work of Bert Teunissen.

Bert Teunissen, On The Road
Bert Teunissen, On The Road

The show, entitled Slow Happiness, takes place at London’s KK Outlet from this week.

Bert Teunissen, On The Road
Bert Teunissen, On The Road

It shows a series of images created as a ‘side project’ from Teunissen’s Domestic Landscapes series, which saw him document hundreds of old European homes and the people who live in them.

Bert Teunissen
Bert Teunissen

The Slow Happiness series takes the form of a travelogue, showing the strange places and characters the photographer encountered on his various travels.

Bert Teunissen
Bert Teunissen

All the photographs in the show are printed on archive photographic paper –which is now out of production – collected by Teunissen from all over the world, with some dating back as far as World War II.

Bert Teunissen
Bert Teunissen

This tricky method is used to give a ‘richness and colour, contrast and structure that can no longer be found’, says Teunissen.

Bert Teunissen, On The Road
Bert Teunissen, On The Road

KK Outlet says, ‘In these atmospheric and delicate visual musings, Bert beautifully captures the textures, people and hidden patterns of these cities in his own style of street photography.

‘There is a humour as we see rogue cows explore back alleys and a tenderness as his lens follows older couples holding hands on a daily stroll.’

Bert Teunissen, On The Road
Bert Teunissen, On The Road

Bert Teunissen – Slow Happiness runs until 31 July at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Sq, London, N1 6PB.

Latest articles