This is the story of the place where I spent my first year as an orphan. The last 3 months before the closing of the institution at the historic location in Groningen, I recorded the building in detail. In the book I combined the interiors and exteriors of the building with documents I found in various archives. For me the essence of photography lies in capturing that which disappears. In this project, in which I have also reconstructed part of my existence, this endeavor is fully expressed.
The book, designed by myself, has been awarded the mention ‘A good book 2019’: The jury report of the ‘Ontwerp Platform Arnhem’ reads: ‘The sensitivity of the subject has been aptly translated in the design. The paper application is of great added value. It is a very strong publication in terms of content and concept. ‘ A special document about a personal search and conservation of a lost place.