Here Lives my Home is the unflinching visual testimonial of photographer Eddo Hartmann The book invites the reader to ask, how does the confrontation of the interiors of your childhood affect your memory? After more than 20 years, photographer Eddo Hartmann returns to his parent's house, a luxurious canal side house he left at a young age to escape from domestic violence and isolation. Once there, he finds the place to be in the exact same state as the day he left it: the same furniture, the same wallpaper. Even his toys are untouched. Only the gigantic pile of rubbish on the floor proves his father has been living there during all this time. Here Lives my Home is a unique visual investigation of what is called 'the autobiographic memory' in psychology. Personal memories are not static but seem to be very unpredictable and whimsical, certainly when it comes to traumatic events. Text in English and Dutch.
Eddo Hartmann, born in 1973, studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Apart from his own photography, he also works for advertising and design companies throughout the world. In the beginning of 2012, he was nominated for the prestigious Swiss 'Prix Prictet'. Douwe Draaisma, born in 1953, teaches history of psychology at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. He has written several books on the autobiographic memory, such as Waarom het leven sneller gaat als je ouder wordt ('Why life goes faster when you become older') and Vergeetboek ('The book of forgetting').