I hate all my photo’s” … people tell him to stop saying that. What he means is that he’s annoyed to a great extent with everything that he’s done so far, simply because it’s not at 100%. Yet. The everlasting quest for the one photo that captures it all. It’s out there somewhere. Each new photo quest begins with complete confidence that this time, this time he will get it right.

Maarten de Ru is a Dutch autodidact photographer who has spent the last 27 years trying to take a photograph that he likes.