According to the Oxford dictionary, this is definition of the Sharing Economy.
One of the best things about photography is the places you get to see. For a gig for a Dutch creative agency I went to Oostende and Kortrijk and a gentleman was driving. I do not own a car since in Utrecht I travel mostly by bike. In this case I had a gig a little bit further away in Belgium soI rented a car at SnappCar.nl
The best thing about SnappCar is that you never know who is going to hand you the keys.
The trust of one person in another is beautiful, the owner hands the key to a stranger that drives off. Of course, this trust induces a sense of responsibility.
Some music on and the driver is happy :)
Road trips always give rise to questions.
It causes me a good feeling to see so many of these modern windmills on the European roads. People are trying to make the world a better place for all of us, sharing cars, placing windmills, recycling stuff. I think we should enjoy the opportunities offered to our generation. Many things may be totally f*cked but it is important to see how far we have come as society compared to the medieval ages. I forgot how I got to this topic. Anyhow, this trip was to get to a gig in Belgium.
I did my work photographing two beautiful restaurant / hotels for a Dutch creative agency and drove back.
Parked in front of the house of the friendly Yolanda, the owner of the car.
And returned the key.
A day later, I saw a memory on Facebook of a few years ago when I was part of a business incubator and together with my team, I won a prize for the Sharing Economy Workshop. A few years later I am making use of magnificent local initiatives like SnappCar and it gives me a great, great feeling to be part of it.
Thank you to Kasper for driving and Gandy to help me organise the trip, Meijer & Walters for the collaboration and Simon for managing the project of this gig.
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