Becoming a parent for the first time is a life-changing experience for most. The arrival of a child turns your whole existence upside down. Priorities change, the vision of your future changes, as does the perspective of your own story and childhood.
When designing the book, it was important for us to capture the intimacy between the photographer, his memories, the river and its landmarks. In order to achieve this, we needed to isolate this uninterrupted intimacy from the standard elements of a book – the cover, the body text and so on.
As a result, the book consists exclusively of photos of the river, only separated by a few spreads marking the transition of the different seasons. These spreads are photos of light reflections in the river printed in white varnish to illustrate the fleeting moment of the birth and the passing of the river’s water.