Dark Dunes is about an enthusiastic amateur photographer who took his best pictures during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He was very meticulous in his handling of the medium of photography. Not only did he write down shutter times and aperture stops in the margins of his negatives, he also recorded the time of day, what the weather was like and what year it was: between 1940 and 1945. He photographed landscapes, tulips, country lanes, and sometimes the sky. A photographer who looks through the lens without seeing the age and world that he’s living in.
The book is based on the found footage of black and white negatives (6 x 6), which where found in cigarboxes.
These negatives will be printed as negatives, aiming to show something of the other side, the reserve of history, and to use the reader’s imagination.