For the the project Unfamiliar Territory I have visited a lot of companies. I also went to a location in Schiedam with DS Bouw and Burgy Building Company
This company specializes in foundation and mortar technology. They have developed a foundation system that allows for stabilization of monuments, raising homes and building buildings.
In Schiedam, they worked on location to place a new foundation under a special monument from 1804.
Within a monument, you can feel all the history inside it. The preservation of this type of building is specialized work requiring a lot of heavy craftwork.
The tools they use will ultimately have a big impact on the entire building, while this is no longer visible at a later time.
Unfamiliar territory is about living in a world where we are increasingly used to getting in touch with a final product. We are estranged from touching raw materials needed in the manufacture of a product.
My goal is to show in a series of images what kind of unknown environments produce these products and how much energy and manpower is needed for the production. As a spectator, one can become more aware by making the unknown acquaintance. This may make you more savvy, less reckless, less generalizing and can help you make more sustainable choices.
These images are just the beginning of a long journey to unknown workplaces. My thanks to all participating companies, which I was welcome to photograph, is very big. Thanks to them, I can introduce others to these unknown places and the work that takes place here.