Henk Wildschut & Raimond Wouda, Sandrien

Published 2003, bought at Yannick / Shashin

It’s the story of the Sandrien boat and its crew that has been anchored in the harbor of Amsterdam by Dutch authorities, for months…

As time goes by, the boat is getting worse and worse

its crew more and more tired

and the book pages more and more orange

Henk Wildschut, Shelter

Published 2010 by Post Editions, bought at Le Bal books, where we took these pictures.

At the end of december 2010, I had asked to my followers what had been my big mistakes of 2010. Someone told me I had missed Shelter. This person was right.

Even stronger because some of the pictures were taken in Calais, which is really close to Paris, and our lives.

Looking at this book helps thinking about our condition, our comfort. I see many of this kind of houses, especially when I go visit my parents by train, it feels like 2 worlds in the same place.