'Relating or restricted to a particular area or one's neighbourhood'. That's how the Oxford Dictionary defines the adjective 'local'. As a photographer, it is sometimes difficult to get inspired by your own place of residence. Not that there's nothing to photograph in Maastricht, on the contrary, but you are so used to the daily routine in your neighbourhood that sometimes you no longer see the beauty in it. 'Local' therefore is an attempt to see with fresh eyes and break through the so-called 'photographer's block'. All pictures were taken in or around the city of Maastricht. They were never planned in advance but just occured, simply because my camera happened to be next to me.