Today the VRT starts screening the tv series In Vlaamse Velden.
Exactly one year ago, I had the pleasure of being able to photograph on the film set of this series on a outdoor location in Veurne where they were filming the battlefield scenes.
The series tells the story about World War I, through the eyes of a Flemish family and recounts what happened 100 years ago.
I’m very curious to see the actual result of the little bits of what I’ve seen happening on the set. And I feel there can’t be enough awareness about this first World War or any war for that matter, so we can be conscious of what war means. Nowadays our governments use drones and computer guided warfare. We see and hear the news about countless casualties in today’s wars but the overflow of news and news channels makes us numb and if it’s not happening in our backyards we simply don’t care anymore and we don’t loose a night’s sleep over another bombing in say Iraq.
In the coming years, I hope to work a bit more on both World Wars that happened in my own country. And in that way I hope to learn a bit more about this piece of history myself.