The Constellations of Winter



In the fall of 2013, Dutch photographer Wouter le Duc (b.1989, the Netherlands) spent four months in Western Canada exploring themes on the desire to retreat from society, isolation and the struggle to understand the structures in this society. Shot in two locations, one a deserted cabin in rural Canada, two hours north of Vancouver, and the other based in a more typical studio, the images take two different stances on the theme. From within the cabin, the physical retreat itself is represented: isolation, oddness and mental explorations of space. The portraits, shot in isolation, detach the individual from their environments and attach instead an examination of internal state. Dark and brooding, the images speak of the winter within.