Wijnand Bredewold               ︎

N 52.5211 E 6.70543 L Balderhaar (NLD) | R Wielen (DEU)
N 52.5211 E 6.70543 L Balderhaar (NLD) | R Wielen (DEU)


Long-term project (2017 – ..)

As a child I was already fascinated by maps. I fantasized that I would travel through distant lands and cross borders, where landscapes change and other people live, how exciting that would be …

Later, when I crossed those borders by car or bike, I was always excited. The border crossing was something which took you to other countries. Nowadays borders in European Union have disappeared, you can travel freely.

There is hardly any border control but the visible landmarks have remained there. When walking along the borders, you can still notice them clearly. Not only by boundary markers, such as landmarks, but the border crossing and separations between the two countries are noticeable. What is still visible in the border areas?

I travelled with my camera and have been searching for particular landscapes, objects and scenes. Borders are not only the physical borders in this project, but also zones etc. where you cannot go and where the world ends, or the times I reached my own limits ….