box with 10 books ( volume 1 - 13). Handprinted in
b/w. Format (Leporello) books each 14 x10 x 3 cm.
Total pages: 430. Format box 17 x 33 x 13 cm. Idea,
design, photographs and print: Peter Spaans. (An
artist's book, first edition in 2010, printing on
demand). In which the written diary, period 1942 -
1945, from my father is brought together with the
visual diary of my journey through America in 2007.
The photos are details of pictures that I took during
my trip to America in 2007. The pages of the diary I
photographed as well as I normally shoot: "casual,
fast, almost casually, but very focused. The pages are
sometimes just out of focus, and exposure is always
different. My father and I both make a journey: he was
forced, I want out free, but it's also about: father -
son, old - young, occasionally, long journey - short
trip and so on.