After I finished my
photobook Man-made Coast on the Dutch North Sea coast I started a new project in which again I follow a coastline, that of The Black Sea.
This large geographical area has always been a junction between Europe and Asia.
From the bustling bazaars in Trabzon to the Russian marineport of Sevastopol, and from Sochi's mondain casino's and olympic facilities to the pristine waterworld of Rumania's Danube delta.
History is often not yet past here. It is still in the
stones, nature and in the minds of many people. It is an area where it pinches: geo-political, religious, regarding minorities and frictions of past and present.
Autumn 2018 I started my slow journey along its more than 4,500 kilometers of coastline in Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Abkhazia, Russia, Ukraine, including the Crimea peninsula and Rumania.
Untill now (end of 2019) I worked in Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia and on Crimea. My new photobook is planned by the end of 2021.
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