Reid and Cornelie, Two people who have found a place in my heart.They live in an old lighthouse, grow and make a lot of what they daily need, themselves.This seemed very interesting to me, especially since I have noticed I don’t always like modern times.
I heard about them, living in and old lighthouse almost completely self-sustainable, making their own food, utilities and clothing. lt really got my attention because I notice about myself that navigating through these modern times with so much technology isn't always as easy.
Nobody knows anything anymore about old trades and skills. I wanted to learn more about the people who still do, who think differently than our modern aged minds, and who would inspire me. One day I just grabbed my car and drove to their lighthouse. l parked my car a few kilometers away and walked the last few. l came through the Frisian landscape filled with sheep and birds and nature all around.
I knocked on the door and came face to face with this bearded old sailor with an intimidating appearance and a really sweet and welcoming woman. l asked if I could photograph them.Since then I visit them and get to know these two special people. I feel privileged to hear their story. This is the first part of that story and our friendship.
18-03-2016I was introduced to all animals, including the spiders. 10-04-2016Picking herbs and vegetables from the garden with Cornelie, making our own dinner.
07-05-2016Saving newborn chicks from their nest in the attic, almost plummeting to the ground.22-05-2016Making the barn winter ready with fish-oil, and eating pesto made from watercress out of the creek.
12-10-2016Searching for the toilet with a flashlight, and getting woken up by the sound of goats and roosters.13-10-2016Parking the car in an endangered bird zone, getting phoned by the police because they found your "stolen" car.