This series was made in 2012 and originated in my curiosity for a stretch of land which was demarcated by a triangle of roads, right on the frontier between Switzerland and Italy. This triangle enclosed the posh and touristic Sankt-Morritz and a vast mountain range.

The idea was to penetrate through roads and ski lifts to reach the mountain range behind and thus to explore the stunning landscape .

All the above was a perfect excuse to try to find myself and to reflect on the world and to enjoy photography.

After all, aren't mountains and borders metaphors for the searching and resilient human soul?

—Dieter de Lathauwer


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