It didn’t take me long to realize the escape, once again, wouldn’t work

This intimate and poetic book is about accepting failure and weakness, and turning it into something new.
Started as a known approach to the landscape. Ended with the landscape turning out to be an obstacle.
‘It didn’t take me long to realize the escape once again wouldn’t work’ by Dieter De Lathauwer became a reflection on place and walking as a solution for inner problems. It was a failed attempt to escape.
Is the perceived and expected healing power of landscape and photography an illusion and above all a construction?
This work is simple in its elaboration: made in one afternoon on an island with a turbulent history and UNESCO world heritage.
It adds to the visual research of Dieter De Lathauwer on the expectations of landscapes.
Mute, oppressive and poetic, the escape is in how we look inside ourselves within the landscape.

Photographer(s): Text:
Dieter De Lathauwer
Format: Pages:
16,5 x 20,5 cm 96
Design: Images:
João Linneu 55
Publisher: Binding:
Void Softcover, section sewn with yellow thread
Printer: Printing:
MAS Matbaa Offset.Duotone (mostly, also some cmyk ); Lithography by Sebastiaan Hanekroot
Date: Edition:
July, 2022
Athens, Greece