Second and last edition with a new unique softcover titled, signed and numbered by V.D. with his red marker. Each copy also includes 2 loose prints + 1 c-print stuck on the first spread + 3 colored paper documents/poems by V.D. (now translated in english), printrun 300 copies + 24 special collector’s copies. Designer : V.D. and Philippe Koeune (Valley the Valley), text by Vincent Delbrouck.
As dust alights is the first of a series of 3 limited-edition photobooks from the Himalayas, made by V.D.. “This is not documentary. It is much more exciting to see this book as a cinematic haiku, or a photographic and poetic short story, amazed by the intensity and grace of the moment, far beyond memory. Photography has many interesting links with literature, to observe, describe and depict. The recently deceased American photographer Larry Sultan compared his own practice as a photographer with this of Raymond Carver whose short stories had his admiration: ‘You think, “he’s seen this,” but he’s taking that moment of observation and letting it go, giving it some wings, following it, rather than nailing it. You’re riffing off of reality.’ ” (Inge Henneman, Belgian curator)
Place: Loupoigne (Belgium)
Publisher: Self published/Wilderness
Size: 24 x 32 cm (approx.)