"Touch is a moving photo story about Stijn, a young man of 23 years old. He was born blind and lives in a modest apartment somewhere in the city. This is the only place in the world where he can move so freely. The table, the kitchen and the bed aren’t obstacles for him, while being part of his territory, the objects guide him through it. He knows this space inside out. It may be small and limited, but Stijn is not. In fact it’s quite the opposite.
During the short winter days, the slow transition from twilight into total darkness in Stijn’s apartment passes him. The darker it gets, the harder it is for the photographer to find his way around. Stijn has no burden of darkness. He doesn’t need light and because of this, the photographer leaves the light for what it is. This way he feels included in the world of Stijn.
Peter Dekens' Touch consists of a leporello which on one side is printed with concatenated pictures that don’t care about the size and the way of folding of the book. This makes the disorientation of both the photographer and Stijn naturally tangible. The publication shows the intimate and committed relationship of trust between the photographer and the photographed, and, in a touching way, makes the reader share the world of Stijn, and show, above all, his strength to carry on."
A beautiful and moving book.
Design : Rob van Hoesel
72 pages - Accordion format (Leporello), in a half-sleeve / OBI
The Eriskay Connection, 2012 (500 copies)
New - Mint condition
Warning: Last books in stock!
Publisher's presentation: "After the well-known disaster in 1986 the Exclusion Zone around Chernobyl became a prohibited area, the ground there is still severely contaminated. And yet for some 140 Samosely or self-settlers, this is their permanent residence, and more than 2,000 people are still working in and around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Why...