“A joyous, mysterious portrait of rural American boyhood.” – THE NEW YORKER ON RANDY
Robin de Puy (b. 1986) has lived for several years in Wormer, a small village just to the north of Amsterdam. She is fascinated by the American countryside, and during the recent lockdown discovered that her new environment proves to be very universal, with the same sort of local small-town icons that she has often encountered during her travels through the rural landscapes of America.
For example, she meets an eleven-year-old shaman who shows her around barefoot in forbidden territory, she drives around with four giggling brothers in the back seat, and she meets a palm reader who immediately gives her the keys to his house. Dozens of encounters follow and, slowly, not only a photo book is created but also a world in which she starts to feel at home.
Text in English and Dutch.
- Hannibal Books
- 22nd Apr 2022
- World excluding France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy
- 317 mm x 243 mm
- 140 Pages
- 11 color, 59 b&w