Ignored Itinerary is an ongoing project that I started in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not being able to leave the house for non-essential travel and adventure, I turned the situation into an opportunity to creatively exhaust my local area. I went on many lockdown walks, with no particular route or destination. It was the ideal way to clear my mind, by simply focussing on taking pictures and being in the moment; to observe my immediate surroundings through a different lens.  

I discovered new places where I live in London and revisited some old familiar sights from my childhood when I was able to travel back to my family home in The Netherlands. Walking became a way of escapism. The simplicity of it was very nurturing and therapeutic. I found calmness within organic shapes and forms. Flowers, trees, clouds, animals — they remind me of my own earthly existence, and how I am just one tiny particle in this infinite sea of beings. The return to nature was, in every sense, a form of preservation; to pay attention to the green environments that we take for granted, as well as our own bodies that function as ecosystems. There is an intrinsic connection between all living things.

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