Dieter De Lathauwer - It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn’t work
|Dieter De Lathauwer
This photobook by the Belgian photographer and visual artist Dieter De Lathauwer is a reflection on place and walking as a solution for inner problems. It was a failed attempt to escape, which started as a known approach to the landscape and ended with the landscape turning out to be an obstacle. An intimate and poetic work, De Lathauwer’s collection of images is about accepting failure and weakness, but also about turning it into something new. It is simple in its elaboration, and was produced in a single afternoon on an island that has a turbulent history. The work follows a clear and linear course in which the misty afternoon slowly slips into darkness.
|96 p, ills bw, 17 x 21 cm, pb, English