Peter Tijhuis Photography
This project is part of the 'Wandelweg' project. They are portraits of people, taken during interviews about their memories of this area in Amsterdam. I was inspired by a fragment of an interview with Jorge Luis Borges in 1968. He talks about the working of memory and, perhaps even more important, about forgetting.
...Borges began to think
back to his childhood, and to his father, a lawyer with a passion for
the psychology of memory. Many years before, his father remarked that
he thought he could recall his childhood when “we first came to
Buenos Aires, but now I know I can’t.” “Why?”