The story behind the Architecture - Vertigo Collection


Densely packed Asian cities are a photographers dream.
With lack of sufficient building ground, city planners are forced to think vertical and come up with some unique architecture.

Countless apartments with windows facing each other, thousands of people living in the same building without ever actually seeing each other.
The only natural element those windows offer is a look at the ever-changing skies above.

This series is shot during several evenings in Hong Kong and Macau, two cities that consist mostly of high-rise buildings. Millions of people, living on a few densely packed islands.
This gives a unique combination of claustrophobia and fascination when looking up towards the few patches of visible sky.
 

Vertigo Collection


Signed and numbered by hand by Christiaan van Heijst


I take great pride in my work and I want to make sure that each individual fine art print is up to the highest standards. From the fine art print to the hand-made frame and the documents that come with it; it should tell the story I want to convey as an artist.
Every print is signed and numbered by hand, adding my personal touch to a unique piece of art. 
 

 

 

My mission

Sharing the wonders from my cockpit


My unique perspective as a pilot allows me to share the poetic nature of flight and show the incredible beauty of our delicate planet from above