Thunderdome 25 years of Hardcore trailer

This is probably my biggest personal accomplishment to date. Not one, not two, but five of my photography works in the Thunderdome: 25 years of Hardcore | Official Thunderdome Event trailer (at the 0.30 mark). Big thanks to all the beautiful people involved in creating the images throughout the years.


Original photo's

'End Time' at Gabber Nation 2.0 during Intersections Art Rotterdam 2017

'End Time' by Boris Postma
Year: 2017
Size: 240 x 180 cm
Materials: Laserprint on blue back paper, wheat paste

Having visited the historical sites of Rotterdam’s gabber culture, Boris Postma presents a photo installation that calls upon the changing character of Rotterdam and its gabber scene. Places which once functioned as a pilgrimage for gabbers, now seem desolate and alienating. Combined with the aesthetic of torn down poster- and flyer walls Postma draws on the discrepancy that defined gabber culture, being both rough and sinister, and warm and inviting. 

Text by Agnes Winter

Mockup and presentation

Left: 'End Time' by Boris Postma Right: Bastian Hagedorn and Johannes Büttner

Left: 'End Time' by Boris Postma
Right: Bastian Hagedorn and Johannes Büttner

Gabber Nation 2.0 @Intersections during Art Rotterdam 2017

After having sturred up the quiet community of Beetsterzwaag in the summer of 2016, Kunsthuis SYB reunites the Gabber Nation collective of artists for a presentation at Intersections Art Rotterdam. Henrike Naumann, Ekaterina Burlyga, Johannes Büttner, Bastian Hagedorn, Tea Palmelund, Boris Postma and Merle Vorwald will delve into the gabber scene of Rotterdam and present new works in Gabber Nation 2.0. 

Moving from the rural to the urban, Gabber Nation 2.0 takes as point of departure the birthplace of gabber: Rotterdam. In the early 1990’s the city of pounding construction sites and harbor activity seemed to inspire the beat of hardcore music. This radical electronic music style soon took over the Rotterdam party scene, with raves being held in legendary venues like the Energiehal and club Parkzicht. For Gabber Nation 2.0 the artists immersed themselves into the gabber scene of Rotterdam, creating new works that appeal to its rich history and its meaning today. 

Curator: Agnes Winter
Henrike Naumann:
More information about Intersections and Art Rotterdam:

'Last breath of the Homelands' featured in Ground Magazine

Ground Magazine cover

Very happy to be featured in the latest edition of Berlin based Ground magazine by Ismael Ogando, right next to photography entity Nan Golding , alongside Princes Nokia and a selection of amazing photographers and artists. Read 'the early issue' here.

GabberNation @ Kunsthuis Syb

Me (on the left) dancing to Hardcore rave music in '96.

Me (on the left) dancing to Hardcore rave music in '96.

Last summer I was part of the Gabber Nation exhibition in Kunsthuis Syb as invited by Henrike Naumann. In Gabber Nation we explored the Gabber subculture in the rural parts of the Netherlands, Friesland to be more precise. Some of the themes explored were the subject of teenage angst, the urge for destruction in all of us and the apocalyptic prophecy of Hardcore rave music.

Gabber Nation has been covered by Metropolis M, Leeuwarder Courant, i-D, Noisey, read an in depth review over here.


Frysian Gabbers by Boris Postma

Frysian Gabbers by Boris Postma

Nexus '96 by Boris Postma & Henrike Naumann

Nexus '96 by Boris Postma & Henrike Naumann

Last breath of the Homelands - Boris Postma

Last breath of the Homelands by Boris Postma - photography slideshow and audio soundscape.

Last breath of the Homelands by Boris Postma - photography slideshow and audio soundscape.

This Nike Memento

This Memento invited me to with Nike Europe about the subculture side of the Nike Air Max consumer circle and how to use this during the yearly Nike Air Max day. We talked about music and the influence of subcultures on brand representation. As a thank you I got this pair of customised Nike Air Max 2015. Thx for the invitation guys!

Hoe Rotter UT Wordt - SBK Doredrecht

I had the pleasure of being part of the exhibition 'Hoe Rotter Ut Wordt' curated by fashion designer Nada van Dalen. 'The Hardcorps' was shown and heavily used by several media outlets that wrote about the exhibition, like Glamcult, I-D Magazine and Subbacultcha.

Below are some snapshots I took during the night.