"I do not want to go back - no launch parties, or openings anymore. Wearing the same pair of jeans every day, feeling the sun on my skin and deciding wether I will stay or go on the day itself. I also love that everything I own here fits into two saddle bags and a bagpack."
Robin de Puy's Thoughts, jotted down in her journal on June 4th 2015. At that point she had been in America for four weeksand covered 4.908 km on her Harley-Davidson. Another 6 weeks and 5.092 km to go. De Puy is a young portrait photographer in great demand. In 2014, she decided to go on the trip as a way op escaping the pressure of public expectations. Her succes has a downside: the constant flood of commissions leaves her almost no time for autonomous work and she feared losing her sense of creative freedom. Her American roadtrip gave her the chance to go back to deciding for herself what to photograph. The result is a splendid series of portraits, now presented by the Hague Museum of Photography in the photographer's first ever solo show in a museum setting.
This solo exhibition at the Fotomuseum Den Haag came with an English-language publication entitled 'If this is true, I'll never have to go home again'. The book contains extracts from de Puy's journal and is designed by SYB, issued by Belgian Publishers Ludion.