Annelou van Griensven (1983) immerses herself in the life of Anneke de Bruijn (1919-2006), who lived and had a shop in the village where van Griensven was born. In the abandoned village shop van Griensven discovered a treasure-house of clothing and household items from the last century. She transported herself into the way people of the time lived by spending a fortnight there alone, shut off from modern life, with no modern means of communication such as the Internet or a mobile phone – and wrote down her experiences.
In so doing she brought the story of Anneke de Bruijn and the shop back to life, principally through photographs
With Hans Mooijer as photographer she then made a series of hip fashion photos using the clothing she found in the shop. In the present-day setting the clothes take on a new and different overtone.
A publication which, like Anneke de Bruijn herself, bears witness to simplicity and tranquillity, yet at the same time has so much to tell us.
Winner of the The Best Dutch Book Designs 2009.
- Author(s): Annelou van Griensven
- Language: Dutch - with English translation
- Pages: 124
- Size: 170x 240 mm
- Edition: softcover
- ISBN: 9789081497213
- Photography: Hans Mooijer (fashion shoot)
- Design: Annelou van Griensven
- Price€ 19,95