After getting up home (lift with one large mirror) I went through some old stuff. I found a small framed photograph of myself made when I was 5 years old. I pose in front of the school photographer sitting in a kindergarten classroom. I immediately decided to do something with it: How does one relate to one’s youth.
Is the young person still in the heart of the same person when he has grown older. Or: Does young Jaap still live in old Jaap. I’ve been trying to photograph this question. The 2nd one is the best. It expresses the mystery of Life.
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