"In the Fall of 2007, a group of 25 Dutch landscape architects, architects, artists, writers, philosophers and photographers joined for a 3 week trip to the United States, to study the diversity of the American landscape and parks, it’s historical context, it’s present manifestation and it’s possible future. The locations visited included New York City, the Hudson River, Washington DC, Virginia, Chicago and Arizona.
In the 21 days of our meeting thousands of images were captured and/or collected in an attempt to record and balance our knowledge and our misunderstanding, our individual concepts and our new encounters with the land and it’s designers.
This photographic experiment is the result of our mutual interests in the spatial reality of the places we create. It’s an attempt to once again ‘landscape the journey’ and an experiment with the differences between the average and the exceptional”
Frank van der Salm